Freitag, 30. Dezember 2016


Ich hab versucht auf deutsch zu schreiben, aber es hat einfach nicht geklappt. Ich hoffe, dass du den Text trotzdem liest. Vielleicht nimmst du ja sogar etwas Gutes davon mit.

Sometimes I pause what I'm doing because I can't believe we're already living in 2016. Then I remember that 2017 is just around the corner. This may as well be the best time to lie on the floor and think about the mysteries of the universe. I really do that sometimes but it doesn't take long before I'm unable to cope with the thought that the universe is infinite and still expands permanently. So I bring my thoughts back to planet earth, back to 2016, and think about what I will tell people about this year should they ever ask me about it.
It's out of the question that things happened this year that are heart-wrenching. Sometimes my heart was so heavy it felt as if I would only be able to walk stooped down. I cried a lot. For all the people we lost this year. For children who may never live a "normal" life, because they had to experience war. For lost fights. For votes going to people who think less of others because of their skin color, origin, religion, sexuality or gender. As I write about it, the tears try to find their way out again, because it's really "%§)!&"=/ hard. It is, I don't want to fool myself or you. BUT! (yes, here comes the but!) But this is not everything this year consisted of. You want proof? There you go.
These are my memory jars starting with 2013 on the left. They contain happiness and love and all the other good moments that are worth remembering. As you can see, they seem to grow bigger every year. Look at the glass for 2016. Does this look like a sad year to you? I didn't think so. It wasn't. Because 2016 was the year I fell in love with Hamilton. It's the year we got more Harry Potter, we got Newt Scamander and his fantastic beasts. I read so many awesome wow books. Lin-Manuel Miranda opened up a whole other dimension of music for me that nobody ever thought I would enjoy. There were so many beautiful moments with my loved ones. I danced, sang and clapped along on so many amazing concerts. I got to work with people I admire. 2016 is the year I loved myself more. Man, I'm so lucky, WE are so lucky! These are just some of MY positive experiences, but I urge you to remember yours. I urge you to not only remember the dark times, but to think about all the good things you did, the good things that happened to you and other people. I don't want you to forget the bad. Cry about it, write about it, cope with it however you do, but don't let it take you over. Give the hurt and the rage a room in your heart, but don't give them the power cord, protect yourself with an army of positivity. DO NOT LET HATE WIN. Because " is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside." (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

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