The year God took a nap, but we didn’t

Sujoyee
13 min readJun 11, 2021

’Twas the 12th of March, when a very naive 30-something girl penned down an essay about the possibility of the world ending in 2020 with a bold smirk on her face like she was doing the world a favor with her optimistic coping mechanisms and know-it-all attitude, and boy, was she wrong!

Speaking of the Upside-Down,

  • Since then, our beloved Earth lost over 3.57M of its residents to a bat-virus that our ex-president and 33% of America call a hoax; which turned the other 33% vegan in shattering grief.
  • This opened up a real monetization opportunity for some Silicon Valley techies, who got together and created a handwashing reminder app. Possibly from someone’s basement.
  • We finally moved into an apartment with two bathrooms! Thanks to the pandemic dive that the real-estate market took. Two full bathrooms! That’s real adulting in Manhattan terms.
  • Last but not least, I got promoted from the-lazy-wife-who-gets-by to the-mother-who-is-trying-too-hard.

The Apocalyptic summer of 2020

We definitely hit a nerve with God last year; his fury manifested into our Royal Prince (the one with hair) exiting his palace to grow his own mushroom somewhere under the bright Cali sun.

Your phone, emails, alerts & social media — flashed the same message.

Wear Mask and Stay Inside.

The world outside our window posed a threatening reminder of what every air hostess in the history of aviation has been announcing, “Save yourself, before assisting others.”

It seemed like isolation was the only form of salvation left. But, amid this chaos, something magical happened. The world came together in a way I had never witnessed before, to stand against injustice & century-long oppression.

Hot girls on Instagram were now posting about bed availability in hospitals and requesting blood donations. The deserted roads around my home were filled with voices of angry New Yorkers demanding justice against another hate crime.

Mental health days became sort of normal & the corporate giants of the world learned that if you trust people to do their thang they will do a far better job than…

--

--

Sujoyee

Expressing my thoughts in the best way I know. A story-teller by profession, a writer by passion.