2009 was a crazy year, and now, in early January, with everyone saying, "There goes another great year," I can't bring myself to respond even with just a lazy, "Yeah," because in truth, was 2009 that great?
Let's review. On the upside, in 2009:
-America got its first black president
-Captain Sully managed to land the plane in the Hudson river and saved 155 passengers.
On the downside, in 2009:
-the economy crashed
-Michael Jackson died, along with Brittany Murphy
-Melbourne, Australia records the highest-ever temperature ever, causing
-the worst collection of wildfires in Australian history killed 181 people
-Israel launched the invasion of the Gaza Strip
-Swine Flu came along
-a plane going from Brazil to Paris crashed in the Atlantic and killed all 228 people
-also, this last decade was the warmest decade in Earth's history.
It also wasn't a very good year for me personally.
So, I don't really think I'm going to miss 2009 very much.
With that, I embrace and greet with open arms the new year, filled with hope and endless possibilites. And in the words of Modest Mouse, "it's hard to remember to live before you die," and I hope that we all remember to really live this year.