Issue 67: Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
“THE END OF A MELODY IS NOT ITS GOAL:
BUT NONETHELESS, HAD THE MELODY NOT REACHED ITS END IT WOULD NOT HAVE REACHED ITS GOAL EITHER. A PARABLE.”
This year has, as we all know, been far from ideal. Domestically, the Prime-Ministerial merry-go-round has been twisting and turning, failing to provide anyone with a semblance of palatable normality. As Russia illegally invaded Ukraine, the cost of living sharply rose. To top it off we had a Winter World Cup that has been swimming in controversy, sexism, human rights violations, and iffy speeches from FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Ostensibly, 2022 has been a year better left to indulge in the recess of history. However, whilst international and domestic news has caused significant changes to the way billions of people live, 2022, like any other year, has provided time to build meaningful connections and relationships, seek opportunities, and take the next step. For fear of indulging too much in the cloche, the close of the year is the end of a chapter; a brief moment of pause before the next one begins. Personally, this year, I have been gifted the opportunity to work with some of the most talented, dedicated and overly caffeinated groups of people on projects I would never have imagined being involved with. EJ has undergone a development too, as those reading this maybe acutely aware of.
We have interviewed and collaborated with some of the most significant and important people across multiple disciplines, telling compelling stories and gaining meaningful insight. There seems no better way to close the year than with thanks to you, the reader, the wonderful team of talented people within EJ headquarters, and all of the brands and people who have helped us build a magazine that we are proud of. We step into 2023 embracing the unknown and welcoming opportunity. See you around!