‘20 in Review.

I’m often found repeating the old British quote; “Keep Calm, and Carry On” in my head. As the year 2020 ended abruptly just 25 days ago, I’m left with nothing but an empty feeling of dissatisfaction.

Last year was meant to be amazing, ushering in a new wave of the roaring twenties, the year I finally turned 21, and that I had intended to travel to Europe in. But as the perfectionist’s once said, “people plan and God laughs.” As the Covid pandemic blew through the colonies of America and the rest of the globe, we were left with devastation. 1.9 million people died in 2020 of COVID19. Most were likely only in the company of healthcare workers when they took their last breaths. Many Americans lost their jobs, and struggled to make ends meet while the virus lurked so quietly outside their doors. Local and small businesses were forced to close their doors and for some this was a permanent decision. We cried and prayed for solutions, for answers, for life & for freedom. But we weren’t heard.

The new era of the 20’s brought with it wildfires that would consume four million acres of California, and 208k acres in Colorado. Natural disasters across America costed our people a painful one billion dollars.

Tension grew in our hearts as we watched George Floyd suffocate on a sidewalk while a police officer kneeled on his neck. Riots burned through cities over night. Forcing everyday Americans to reevaluate and look straight into the eyes of racism and police brutality.

Joe Biden was elected the next president of the United States and with it, Time magazine slapped the faces of healthcare workers & scientists by making him and his VP elect their “Person of the Year.”

People isolated for months on end, feeding their depression, anxiety, and self hatred. We missed out on graduations, weddings, births, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and simple togetherness.

2020. To be abrupt, was a complete and utter fucking shit show. And as We continue to go forward, slowly removing the fallout of the monstrosity, I cannot help but manifest the words of the Queen, to keep calm, and carry on. – To live, evolve, and change.. or die trying.

x George

Covid & America.

I am, time and time again reminded of our societies inability to stick up for ones neighbor.

As our country was attacked by a global pandemic, it seemed to bring with it, light of our other pandemics. One largely being, our selfishness.

As a super bug traveled inside the seemingly impenetrable Trump boarders, Killing hundreds of thousands of the generations that fought wars for our freedoms, and raised us to be hardworking and independent; we’ve looked the other way. Our country found ways to fight science and blame sides for our inability to contain the killer. When solutions were discovered to fight back, we chose to ignore them. Instead using our liberties as an excuse to put others at risk. Our leaders denied scholars who spent years in medical backgrounds, they denied science, they denied their own blame until they were forced to sit down and lock down. But the damage was already done, and they were too late. As of today, October eleventh; 214 thousand people have died of Covid-19 in the United States alone. And I mean quite literally, they died ALONE.

After working in healthcare for near a year my facility was broken into. The virus was swift and it did its damage in less than one night. The after effects of this virus devastated my second home. The residents who I had been charged with keeping safe, were no longer able to be safe. There was little myself, or my coworkers could do following the infestation. All we could do was wait, hope, pray, and hold the hands of our elderly as they sat locked in their rooms alone.

I have learned that living in a small community does not mean that you live in a community. Because a community would stick together and lift one another up. Instead we are left with empty humans who only care about themselves.

As someone who spent a night working in a covid positive hall off my facility, watching as the people I had taken care of for a year got progressively sicker shook me to my core. The virus that even I doubted in the beginning, sucked the air out of people. Describing the best I can, it was like watching someone drown above water. Their eyes red from their lack of sleep, their bodies weak from the torture that was fighting them within, their mouths dry from gasping in agony staring straight to the celling. The grip of their hands when you held onto them to comfort them, the way their families would if they could have just been there. Then finally. The release after the virus took the final breath from their lungs. Without goodbye, Covid 19 robbed them of their safety, freedom, and life.

I am late to speak out and use my voice.

And this is not a post I ever thought I would write. But today and tomorrow I watch people go about their days. Shopping in stores surrounded by others, wearing no mask. And it makes me sick to my stomach. The pain and suffering my job, residents, and coworkers had and continue to go through everyday. This savage virus is not going away. It will only get worse. And while we continue to argue and fight back on regulations put in place to keep us safe, its plotting its next attack.

If you need to be selfless one time in your entire life, let it be today. When you’re walking into your local supermarket without your mask, think about the generation that would have sacrificed everything to give to you what you have now. Think about the people who cannot control the health they have, who you put at risk by stepping out. Think about children with cancer who will die without their parents if this virus sneaks near them. Think about old man Uncle Sam. He wants you! To be a good American and protect your neighbor.


X. George Fekete @georgexfekete

Summer Daze.

As tacky and un-original as a summer daze sounds, Ive felt this summer has passed by with such swift energy. I wake in the morning and I am greeted with eighty one degree weather and a slap of humidity. So bad that even the boiling hot white claws I’ve spent 2020s (Quarantined) summer drinking, didn’t help.

When I found this shirt online I immediately had to add it to my cart. I catch such old world pre- revolution French aristocrat energy from it, and I absolutely die for the vibe.

As I was skimming through my August Vogue (entirely underwhelming as it was) I was enriched with the current high fashion trends that I predicted – Renaissance styled fashion. I cannot even begin to explain how this has me feeling 🙂

With much love from boring in and boring out Hot ass Ohio..

Stay healthy and safe x, Georgie