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.