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Back to the future? Leave 2020 out.

When I mention “Back to the Future”, I’m pretty sure you’re thinking of the eponymous movie where Doc Brown sent Marty McFly back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile.

For my part, I’m thinking of the admonishment I recently saw in a caption underneath that same movie poster:

Whatever you do, don’t go back to 2020!

Damn good advice I’d say.

That notion also reminded me of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ sage advice that seems appropriate for this era.

As this relentless pandemic slowly finds its way into our rear view mirror – some day not soon enough – we won’t be able to return to the “old days” as much as may wish it were so.

BUT … we’ll be more vigilant, better prepared, more resilient … and ever more determined to confront the uncertainty that is the enemy of everyone except our enemies.

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