Dear Apocalyptic Year 2020

This is the best of all possible worlds.

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Dear apocalyptic Year 2020, thank you. You made me realize how much I live in a fragile world.

A 260-year-old book brings me some comfort. During the Age of Enlightenment, a French philosopher and writer named Voltaire (1694–1778) wrote a masterpiece called “Candide.” Voltaire is still accurate for you, dear 2020.