I don’t do reflections. Not normally, anyway.
I’m the person who could care less about my Ancestry.com findings; the one who doesn’t subscribe to Classmates.com even when they email me that “someone wants to reconnect with you.” If I wanted to stay in touch with the people I went to High School with ( the admittedly WORST 4 years of my life) I would have done so without the help of Facebook or any other nosy Internet company. I don’t like looking at old yearbooks ( especially my own) and I never watch Oprah’s Where Are They Now series.
I’m just not into all that. I’m the type of person who likes to look FORWARD, not reminisce on the past. If you need a reason why I’m so bitchy about this, just look at 2016 for an answer and a little insight into why I feel this way.
We lost TRUE HEROS like Mohammad Ali and John Glenn and ElieWiesle
We lost MUSICAL ICONS like Prince, George Michael, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen
We lost BRILLIANT ACTORS/ACTRESSES like Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, Robert Vaughn, Carrie Fisher and a day later her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
We lost LITERARY ICONS Harper Lee and Richard Adams
Because of INSANE HATRED we lost 49 LOVED and CHERISHED Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles and Fathers in a horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida
We suffered through terror bombings in Brussels, Nice, Turkey, Korea, Germany. Political scandals in almost every country. Olympic scandals from athletes doping to one American swimmer acting like a dope!
We watched on the news the attempted annihilation of an entire country and people in Aleppo.
We heard words that sent our minds into panic-mode. Words like Zika Virus, Ebola, Suicide bomber, Refugee crisis, Brexit, Pokeman-Go (!)
Yahoo was hacked. The DNC was hacked. Hillary was called a hack. Trump acts like one.
Earthquakes, floods, plague and pestilence. War, famine, poverty and murder.
No, 2016 is not a year I will remember fondly. I’ll be very happy at midnight on 1/1/17.