A New Year’s Note – annus horribilis

To all our loyal subscribers,

Queen Elizabeth II referred to 1992 as an “annus horribilis,” (a Latin phrase meaning horrible year). “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure,” she said during a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her succession.

2020 is NOT a year on which the entire world will look back at with undiluted pleasure.  It’s been life taking, life altering, terrifying and exhausting.

“Old age” now has some advantages. We are blessed to be retired, have safe homes, food and friends and will be in the top tiers eligible for the COVID vaccine.

When we look back to our past (don’t ask how many decades . ..) our most valuable life’s lessons came from the most dire and painful of circumstances and experiences.  Still in the middle of this “annus horribilis”, our current lessons are not yet clear.  Now looking forward to the future we will rethink old, outdated values, rituals and routines in light of all that 2020 brought.

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We thank you for sharing our posts, with your family and friends, to help us find a broader community to learn about mental, emotional and physical well-being.

We wish you and yours a HEALTHY 2021 filled with scientia et sapientia!!*

Peggy and Judy

*Latin for knowledge and wisdom

 

scientia et sapientia knowledge and wisdom

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