Hating 2016 has become something of a meme. It took David Bowie and Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder and George Michael from us and in turn, gave us a racist and inexperienced President of the United States.
And yet, two days ago, we were finally gifted with the clean slate in time that we all needed. The new year was celebrated with even more gusto as usual; so many of us not only formed resolutions but a vast sense of hope. Hello, 2017, and welcome to our lives. Our arms are open and our fed-up eyes are sparkling. ★