Time Gets Us All

My latest column is up at AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

“This thing all things devours;capture
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.”
-JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit
If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times. People seem frustrated with 2016. It’s been a stressful year. An emotional year. A year filled with political angst, with personal hardships. Celebrities we’ve known all our lives have died this year. Let’s face it: 2016 sucks, right?

Well, it’s just another year.

That’s right, I said it. In the grand scheme of things, 2016 is just a unit we use to measure the passage of time. Those pithy little letters you write to 2016 on your Facebook page don’t really amount to anything. Time doesn’t give a shit about you. It doesn’t care about your feelings. It doesn’t care about that celebrity you hadn’t thought about in years, but suddenly loved so much once they started pushing up daises.

Continue reading here.

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