Vigilant Citizen — Dec 21, 2020
Every holiday season, I like to post an article summing up the events of the past twelve months while attempting to put things in perspective. However, this end-of-year feels like arriving home, exhausted, after a terrible day at work and your spouse is all like “How was your day?” and you’re all like “I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT” while throwing yourself headfirst on the couch.
But then, after having dinner and maybe a glass of wine, you realize that you do feel like talking about it. In fact, you’re not shutting up about it. Because you feel the need to analyze everything that went wrong in order to know how to tackle the next day
As we reach the end of a bonafide annus horribilis (“horrible year” in Latin), it is more important than ever to relax, take a deep breath, and assess what happened this year. Because a whole lot of crap happened. Then a truck came and dropped about two tons of crap on top of it. Then a bird flew by and crapped on it.
Like all horrible days, 2020 felt like it lasted forever. One of the first articles I published this year was about Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. That was back in January … but it feels like it happened about a decade ago. Little did we know that our entire world would come crashing down only a few weeks later.