Chaos in the loop leads us here

In this issue, we have conjured up pages that will cheer you up in moments of strife, pages that will either enthral or repel you, depending on your mood. For one thing, the act of speaking has reclaimed its meaning. The same goes for looking people in the eye and the concept of time. Although occasionally for the better, this period has left permanent scars on our floundering civilisation. We can still feel the repercussions of 2020, like a frostbite wound that is yet to heal. I beg you to bear one thing in mind – we may live in the present, yet nothing will remain in the present. That was never the case. Misery and hope will prevail, with all their might, until we reach the inevitable end.