Open Thread Update: Your Hopes and Predictions for 2021

Last time, we invited readers to send in their hopes, dreams and predictions for 2021.  So far, so good!

“…a new art and literature genre reflecting life during the corona virus will flourish.”


Several people mentioned their hope that the vaccine will be more easily available, so that things can get back to normal, like this reader…

“I look forward to the summer when I hope I can socialize and travel more.”


Others took a longer view of their hopes for society, citing global warming and social media as their focus in 2021.

We’ll keep our comments open for a while to allow readers more time to consider what they predict or hope to see in 2021. (Just remember to keep it civil!)

Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at