I had a conversation over the holidays with someone I don’t see very often that went like this:
Me: So, what’s new?
Him: [thinks for a while] Well, I got new track lights.
Me: That’s something! Track lighting can add a lot to a room.
Him: Actually, the tracks were already there, I just got new fixtures.
And that’s when I laughed (somewhat) hysterically. Because, right? What is new?
Life starts out as a non-stop barrage of newness. Every school year you got a new teacher, new lessons, and new classmates. You even got new teeth. Twenty or so years later, you’re out in the world getting a new job, maybe a new spouse, and/or some new kids.
I like to throw things.