Looking back, Looking Forward

One aspect of blogging regularly is that, as with a diary, you have a record of your past preoccupations.

In these turbulent times that could be a comfort, perhaps, but it can also be weird.

For example, as I was working out what to write today I found myself looking back at pre-pandemic posts and thinking, “Wow! I really had no idea what was coming.”

Which lead me to darker thoughts about whether we’ll get to look back on this time from some sunny uplands, or whether even this will start to look like some halcyon dream.

Of course I hope for the former, but listening to Norman Lamont on the radio yesterday, talking about how we’ll have to pay down the debt we’re currently running up, I couldn’t help wondering if we’ll be able to do that before the next pandemic. Or maybe China will blow up, or Kanye West will become President of the USA and World markets will decide to crash just for the sake of it.

Good grief! This post got awful dark, awful quick.

Ok, here’s the future – everything is going to be fantastic. Business will pick up again, green technology will mean the planet is saved, and all that debt? Well if every country in the world is up to its neck in debt, we just have to find the person we owe the money to and ask them to play nice or else.

Now I’ve either predicted the future, or jinxed it completely. Don’t blame me though, start with the guy we owe all that money to.

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