Oh No! Another Celebrity Has Died!
The world sits perched on an invisible escarpment, looking down at the carnage the year had left behind. Glancing at the road ahead, futilely believing the world would suddenly change for the better in five days.
I couldn't say I knew better. There was a part of me looking forward to resetting the annual stats.
The rest of the world was measuring the ruthlessness of the year with each celebrity death, granting each with sainthood and a reason for being who they are today. Next would come the influx of memes reminding everyone to love everyone because tomorrow wasn't guaranteed. Hashtag YOLO.
And I would be regarded as bitter and heartless. Misunderstood as always. I'm sorry I couldn't think of one celebrity whose death would shake me to my core.
I'm sorry if I'm not publicly mourning the loss of another actor, regardless of the importance they may or may not have played in my life.
If I were you, I'd latch on to the role models you have left. Vanilla Ice still lives!