"These past two years have felt like living in a dream. Or rather, a nightmare of sorts. Being a homebody, I had little problem when the first lockdown hit, nor when the second started or third. I continued doing my regular routines and activities at home and revelled in all the spare time I suddenly had. But having lived in this altered reality for the time we've experienced it so far, I'm starting to see just how limited we are in our lives and how little we have actually lived. At year-end I like to look back at old photos of the past and previous years. And where every year until the pandemic was filled with memories with my husband, family and friends and vacations, projects abroad and getting the most out of life by living it, these past two years have only been about working from home and doing most things within the confines of our house. Everywhere in the world, there's this restlessness going on now. This feeling of wanting to sprint up and do things again. I know, or I sincerely hope, that 2022 will be the turning point for this pandemic. That we get to find a way out of this shipwreck of a dream — and we get to dream actual dreams again."
— editor-in-chief, Igrien