The year that was called 2020!

Once upon a time in the Land of Yore lived all years together. They would all dance & sing, share ups & downs & exchange stories of their times. But one year always felt excluded from the all the celebrations and the younger ones were always curious to know more about it. That year was 2020!

Year 2020

One fine day, the younger years like 3030, 3031 and 3032 were adamant on knowing the story of 2020 and thus surrounded him with all the questions. How? What? Why? Where and When? – that’s how the story of all events that unfolded was told.

Year 2020 began his life story with the month of January when the country called Australia was suffering worst bush fire in ages and the loss of wildlife was huge. The mental trauma and physical scars were long lasting. The economic loss had plunged many into darkness and the impact on the stratosphere was felt across continents.

The younger years were stressed just on hearing the beginning, but they wanted to continue listening and to learn all that they can. Year 2020 had a sullen look on his face as he continued further. The world was still overcoming the wrath of bush-fire when the news of a mysterious disease were coming from different parts of the world. As March rolled over, the whole world had come to a standstill.

The disease became a pandemic with loss of life all over the world and no end in sight. Corona Virus or ‘Covid 19’ as it was called had brought humanity to its knees. People feared meeting others or going out. Everyone was treated with a suspicion as the carrier of the virus and there were varying theories about how it all started.

3031 suddenly interrupted and asked why was it named ‘Covid 19’ as the year was 2020. The truth was that the cases of this virus had started in November of 2019, but took a drastic turn in 2020. There was a lack of communication between world health officials and the originating country. And, then humanity learnt the first lesson of the year 2020 that was to have transparent communication between the countries and the various global organizations. It was not easy to follow it and took several consecutive years for humanity to accept this lesson.

As the months went by, the focus of personal health and hygiene was the go to word. People learnt to maintain social distancing and to wear protective face masks. To some extent, it was helpful in curtailing the spread of Corona virus. Healthy eating habits and indoor exercising became norm. Small kids perfect the art of washing hands and sanitization.

People were locked inside homes and quarantined. Schools were shut down and kids had no where to go. The offices all over shifted the focus to work from home opportunity. The malls and shopping centers were closed and online shopping took precedence. Birthdays, engagements and weddings were celebrated over Zoom meetings. Well, going digital was both a bane and a boon for humanity. Online learning and being able to work from anywhere made things convenient. But, people also realized not to take their loved ones for granted and to spend adequate time with them.

Towards the end of the year, the world was still living with the trauma of Covid and many people lost their loved ones. At the end of the tunnel, there was a hope of vaccine being found which would save the world. Multiple vaccines were found effective in the next year and the world adapted the new normal way of living.

That was the story of 2020, which had highs and lows, but also valuable lessons with it. Hope the coming years are kind to us and Cheers to the high spirit of life!

This blog post is part of SpeakEasy Blogging Challenge by Dipika and Ruchi.

Post Author: Dishki

26 thoughts on “The year that was called 2020!

    Rakhi Parsai

    (23rd December 2020 - 09:24)

    Indeed thi syear was a roller coaster ride that we didn’t sign in for. But it was worth in many ways and learnings are always the best thing to rememember


    (16th December 2020 - 15:32)

    Yeah, one day in the history people will remember that there was such time may be we would tell our grandchildren we were part of that history. Very well written.


    (15th December 2020 - 14:33)

    Loved your entire narration. Very innovative and you pulled it out in a quite engrossing way.


    (15th December 2020 - 08:13)

    This is the best post, and my personal favorite, of the challenge! Loved reading it!


      (15th December 2020 - 13:15)

      Aww, thanks a ton Mayuri! 🙂


    (14th December 2020 - 22:27)

    Wow Disha, what a great way to narrate this year’s happenings and yes the younger years would be proud of us fighting this pandemic with mental strength and courage.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:18)

      Yes Geethica, I hope so too that we are able to retain this patience in coming years too.


    (14th December 2020 - 22:08)

    This was an interesting read. I was imagining a sullen 2020 speaking out to others and wishing it had a chance to experience happiness too. Hope it’s lessons stay with us.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:19)

      Glad you likes it Varsha. 🙂


    (14th December 2020 - 20:07)

    Loved it… Such a great way of putting across this journey of 2020. There were up and downs probably more down than ups but still there are too many things to be cherished which will remain with us life long.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:19)

      Thanks Swati for dropping by. Keeping fingers crossed that we only have ups in future and limited downsides. 🙂

    MeenalSonal Mathur

    (14th December 2020 - 17:35)

    Disha, this is a brilliant take on the prompt. And maybe in future we all will look back and remember this year as a learning for all.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:20)

      Thank you. Glad you liked the narration. 🙂

    Cindy Dsilva

    (14th December 2020 - 16:59)

    Hahaha I liked the interruption of 3031. I was suddenly confused and re read the whole part thrice. Good imagination. 2020 is being cursed because 2019 ended with a silent killer.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:21)

      Haha, yes 2020 is cursed because of 2019. 2019 is equally to be blamed. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by Cindy.

    Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    (14th December 2020 - 11:33)

    wow really like your storytelling style. indeed this year was an unfortunate year and we all had suffered a lot. hope the things change soon in neat future and we all get back to our normal lives.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:22)

      I wish for the same! Glad you liked the post.

    Aesha Shah

    (14th December 2020 - 10:56)

    That is such an interesting take on the prompt. The story of year 2020 is going to shared till so many generations, yet 2020 narrating its story is a wonderful art of story telling.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:22)

      Glad you liked it Aesha. 🙂


    (14th December 2020 - 07:08)

    Such wonderful story telling skills you have! Gave such a beautiful narration to this year. Loved the way you’ve expressed!


      (15th December 2020 - 13:23)

      Thank you & happy to know that you liked it. 🙂


    (13th December 2020 - 19:27)

    Loved your storytelling I couldn’t expect that 2020 a year that has full of sad and happy moments and you explained it as a story very well.


      (15th December 2020 - 13:23)

      2020 has been a mixed bag and its a new experience for all of us.Thank you.

    Nitisha Mathur

    (13th December 2020 - 01:36)

    Wow!! What an interesting take on the prompt, Disha. Although I knew what was coming, I was still too curious while reading this post. Love your story telling skills!


      (13th December 2020 - 12:14)

      Thank you so much Nitisha! Glad you liked the narration. 🙂

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