Or so we believe, when we have even begun to give alms with bizum because the telephone has become an almighty divine prosthesis. We pray to him for an average of five hours a day, in which we stop touching things: money, train tickets, notifications, fines... Soon the purchase receipts will cease to exist because the paper begins to be as old as heterosexuality or the calm. Instead, faith in the screen seems unshakable.
“Quality time, instead of quantity,” we busy mothers defended ourselves when our dedication to our children was questioned. That guilt, a huge slab, has also contributed to the fact that in 2022 the birth rate will be resounding in Spain –at the level of 1941, in the midst of the post-war–, one of the lowest in the world. Children's strollers, increasingly scarce, have always brightened up the lead gray streets.
Perhaps for this reason, the young actresses of the Self-Defense series (Filmin) greet their colleagues with "Hello, babies!", an inclusive, tender and fragile plural, to embrace a time when transsexuality is perceived by some as a fever fueled by ideology. Little had we considered that living in the wrong body, nor the regret of those who could only contemplate cross-dressing as a way out. With our eyes closed, we visualize the garbage dumps, and instead we fail to focus on the mountains of pain that transform the orography of the world.
The war has returned to Europe, but compassion is tiring and the packages of clothes for Ukrainian children ceased to excite months ago. The terror unleashed on the women of Afghanistan and Iran; Elon Musk turned into a new Trump; the millionaire divorces that some envy, like the one between Piqué and Shakira; the death of Isabel II, which allowed us to say loudly "an end of the age". All that has happened in 2022, the year that mental illness has come out of the asylum.
Few closets are left with a stale smell, but narrow-mindedness is afflicted by changes. "The puritan is a pure and hard idiot of the heart," said Béla Hamvas, retaliated in communist Hungary for embracing abstract art instead of social realism imposed by the regime. Nevertheless, he continued to search: “Not fame, not success, not public life, but intimate and warm solitude simply because it is richer. Because he is more ”. From this I would like to believe that we have also learned these twelve months in which we have necessarily and voluntarily changed so much.