And yes, I am aware how incredibly Gaga that sounded, but, you see it would only be fitting to end off a year like 2010 with some stuff that shook us in our little boots througout the course of the year. The kind of stuff I'm talking about is (of course) Lady Gaga's meat dress, a few Chilean miners stuck in a dingy mine for over two months, the 2010 Fifa World Cup held in the best country in the world (sorry, the bias attitude is surfacing now), a yucky oil spill (nice one, guys) which makes me want to save the ocean in a not-creepy-way at all.
So you see, 2010 has been one hell of a year. It always makes me a little depressed and down to know that another year has passed so swiftly and I feel as if I haven't even been able to catch my breath. I remember being eight years old and my mother was out. My nanny, or, second mother actually (I love Conny!) was taking care of me for the evening. After she'd made me dinner we sat in front of the television and watched soaps, our all-time favourite thing to do together (sorry, I should get back to the point). Anyway, some advertisment came on the television saying something about the year 2006. It seemed so far away, so futuristic. A year with two zero's in the middle, I mean really, that's utter craziness! I remember Conny working out that by that time I would be thirteen years old. I smiled politely but to be honest later that night I cried myself to sleep. THIRTEEN?! Double digits?! It was just all too much. I had one of those premature mid-life crisis right there and then, having visions of me dropping dead in the near future. Now, five years on I am proud to say that I am still alive and kicking (unfortunately for you).
The whole point of this long winded story is that time is a bitch. Simple as that. Although, ironically - which is basically all life comes down to, irony - time is the best thing we possess. It can heal things that you probably didn't even know were broken and reveal things about the past you didn't even know existed. We can't even truly possess a thing such as time, but really it is the closest thing to an absoulute truth that we have access to.
I like this quote: The Swiss might have invented the clock, but Mama Africa owns the time.
So really what I'm trying to say is Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, don't be hating the passing of time, drive safely, dance like an idiot (it's the festive season after all) and just know how blessed you are to be living in this day and age, this time.