BTS members gave a farewell to 2020 and embrace 2021 through Weverse and Twitter. RM’s poetic goodbye left ARMY’s emotional.
RM reflected on the year gone by and confessed that everyone had high expectations from the year. He said, “But it ended up crushing our dreams. A stage without an audience. The performances without the cheers,” he recalled, talking about the numerous performances they presented sans the ARMY. “Yesterday and the day before… I sat in the chair inside the studio’s waiting room and kept thinking. How could this be? Could this really be? I guess I do really live in a world where the most nonsense things make sense.”
“Like a stream of water that flows between boulders, exhaustion and despair came seeping into our lives. And we feel like we have to fight against it — by getting out of our seats. But we’re told over and over to stay where we are, still and stagnant,” He added that while they stood still, he read many books, tried a number of new things. He recalled working out at home, tried delivery food and spent the year trying numerous things in the confinement of his room.
He further added reminding the fans that life goes on, “Time keeps going, in one way or another. We’ve survived the year that felt like an eternity. Now we wait for spring. It’s coming, right? Will this spring be better than the one we had? And we try not to expect anything because we don’t want to be let down… But we’re only human and we can only go on when we hang on to even the slightest bit of hope.”
RM expressed his gratitude towards ARMY’s who have showered him with love and support, “even in this blistering winter.” He added, “Even when it feels like there is no one, I am listening,” he said. RM said in this year’s letter, he wanted to be more concise and composed. “But seeing from how my thoughts have poured out, I’m not ready to be — like a wise old tree. No matter how hard I try to trim my thoughts down, I can’t stop the words, the imaginations from branching out from the back of my head. And I feel like I have to at least reach out and try sharing… I guess this is simply who I am.”
“It feels as if my threshold of feeling happiness has become a lot lower than it used to be. I guess that might be a good thing, since I can find satisfaction in the smallest things now,” he said.
He further wrote, “Oh, how would it feel to hold a live concert in front of you guys right now! It would be a dream come true. This must be the lesson I’m learning this year, for having taken things for granted. In fact, I’m sure we’ve taught ourselves many more, though we may not have realized yet. Let’s hope it won’t take too long before we figure out.”
He concluded the letter by saying, “The sun is setting beyond the horizon over the roof. To everyone like me, a speck of dust in this universe floating and trying to make something of my existence. To everyone on the outside, trying to swallow us whole with the cold stares and envy. I send this letter. No, 2020 has not all gone to waste.”
“Thank you all for choosing to stick by my side through the difficult times. Stay healthy and let us laugh together more. Let us march to a spring that is more like the spring we know. I love you all. Great work this year. I hope we can be of strength to you. Do remember they can’t cancel the spring. Happy New Year!” ,he said.
On the other hand, V shared a mirror selca with Jungkook in the frame who recently celebrated his birthday, twinned with Jungkook in rugged black outfits. The photo was taken around the time the septet was preparing for the New Year’s Eve Live concert.
V shared the photo with the caption, “ARMYs Happy new year all.” J-Hope took to Twitter and shared a bunch of selcas giving farewell to 2020 and welcomed the new year by sharing a few unseen photos.
In the first photo, the Chicken Noodle Soup crooner sported a white ensemble and captured a mirror selfie. In the second photo, he held up a wooden puppet in his hand while posing for the camera, and in the third, he holds up a camera and focuses on something afar. He ended the photo series with a selfie, sporting a goofy face.
BTS RM posted a picture of his pet dog Rapmon and wished the fandom a “Happy New Year.”
While Suga wrote, “Happy New Year~!”
whereas Seokjin wrote, “ARMY please receive lots of blessings in the new year. Happy new year!”