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Letter to the Editor: Adios, 2021

A letter to the editor of Good Times

Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz. PHOTO: TARMO HANNULA

Without getting into their specifics, a couple of thoughts regarding 2021. The saddest personal moment of the year directly led to my most uplifting and grace-laden moment, four months later. The most challenging and frustrating endeavor of the year morphed over five months into a project I’m more proud of than any other one of mine, ever.

So, with a humbled and heavy—but also strengthened and renewed—heart and soul, I say adios (“goodbye” and “to God”) to 2021 and here’s to a brighter 2022.

“And now abide faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (or “love” or “kindness”—whichever word works for you). At their core, all three seem to espouse basically the same sorely needed sentiment for this troubled—but also potentially positive and transformative—time that we’re in.

Russ Lake

Santa Cruz



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