There is a general feeling throughout the country, and I’m sure throughout the world, of some measure of relief and joy that 2020 is finally behind us, and looking forward with hope and anticipation to improving circumstances as we progress through this year. It’s a time for us to reflect on these past 12 months, identify and give thanks for our blessings, and do all we can to make this year healthy for not just ourselves, but for everyone.
I hope that this final video of photos taken this year will encourage folks to take notice of the under appreciated people and little things in our daily lives, and realize they are more deserving of our thoughts and attention. I also hope that, after watching through to the end, and listening to the music, your spirit might be lightened a bit from the darkness we have endured for what seems like such a long time, that you will feel as uplifted and joyful as I did when making these photographs, and that it might serve as a few moments of escape from time to time when needed. Even the simple exercise of putting it together has helped me feel encouraged about the prospects the future holds for us. I pray it will bring that same feeling to you…
j.j. raia —
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