One of my favorite things about the end of a year is all of the lists people make. There’s a “Top 10 Words Searched For On The Internet” list, several “Top 10 Movies of the Year” lists, and just about any other list you can think of. People like to encapsulate the year in a tidy, no-nonsense list.
I’m all for it. I like to look back, but I only like to see the highlights. A “Top 10 Worst Things” list would be lost on me, but I’d probably still read it.
I will admit, though, that my favorite part of The Academy Awards is the tribute to everyone who died during the last year. Most of them I don’t recognize, but there are always a few who I see and I think, “Oh, man, I really liked them in _______” or “Wow, I hadn’t heard that they died.”
I know I’m not the only one who likes to be reminded of things – if I was, cameras wouldn’t sell enough to make a profit. I’d only buy the one, after all. I suspect other people are squirrelling away memories, piling them up around themselves like a barrier against irrelevance.
So join me and remember some stuff. Remember the good and the bad. I dare you.
Addendum to previous post: I’ve decided to learn to type this year. It’s not really a New Year’s Resolution ™, though, because I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time. Mavis Beacon is going to help me out, and though she is generally nice to me, I can sense a sadistic torturer behind the veneer of nicety. It’s going to be a long year…