It’s time for the ever popular “Year In Review” in pictures.
Let’s try words, instead.
The Sunday New York Times offered “Year In Pictures” in its December 27 Sunday Review section.
All of 17 pages invested in 41 full-color photos of the stuff that happened around the globe in the momentous (every year is momentous) year that ends today.
Here’s the thing that bites: 34 of those pictures depicted people who were dead or dying or starving or in danger, people who were desperately fleeing their homelands to avoid danger, discrimination, starvation or death, children who were crying, afraid, lost, in pain, dead….
It’s hard to remember what the other seven pictures were….
2015 is going into the history books.
These words already are ashes on my lips.
Here’s hoping for a happier New Year.
We’ve got a lot of work to do.
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