My dearest Jim,
What a year! As 2020 draws to an end, I find surreal coming top of mind. For a brief moment in our lives, we paused, with time to stop, think, and consider what is truly important, and all due to a global pandemic that brought such despair to the world.
How fortunate for us to be sheltered safely here in Singapore. To have you, Happy and Bee all with me for those lockdown months—that was bliss as we enjoyed morning coffees together over newspapers, cooked healthy foods, baked oodles of cookies, completed epic puzzles, recited Woodsworth, exercised daily, made silly TikTok videos, walked our beloved dog Bella and video-called people we love.
I imagine I will never have all of you with me like that ever again. Indeed, a silver lining from such a tragedy. May we move forward after this watershed moment to remain focused on the meaningful in our lives, not the abundant minutiae that compete for our time.