THE ANNUAL WRAP!
The ending of the intrigue and scandal..
The year that was and will always be.
2017 was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
We set these arbitrary dates and times to matter to civilization as a whole.. we define ourselves by the year that was and the one that is coming up. We set goals and aspirations that are often so high and unattainable that our failure creates a melancholy blues as the cold winds of February sweep in. We look back at the negatives of the prior year and toast them and roast them and hope they never happen again.
But life is a series of events that occur.
Things happen. Sometimes they seem connected. Sometimes we struggle to find meaning.
2017 was a series of events that occurred, as well. For better, or worse, often worse, our divisions were on grand display. We felt surrounded by chaos and hopelessness… our giving often turned into taking and our love so often became a hatred of what we were not.
There are some who accept differences for show.. And others who mean it.
In the series of events that occurred over the prior 365 days, we became either a bit more of who we were meant to, or just refused the inevitable.
As 2018 begins, we are now faced with 12 more months of a series of events that will occur.
And somehow in the midst of all of it we will try to find our place and time. Our moment within.. our place in the world. In a world of oddities and universal truths that so often become unfounded when the light of science and reason callously steps in.
Happy 2017, 2017. Time to leave us be.