Here It Is, It's 2020
I never really understood the big deal about new years or the ball dropping or any of that shit at all. This year just strikes me because of the specific number. I just remember at some assembly in elementary school they kept talking about the future and 2020 and to me, it was unimaginable to think that far ahead or that I’d even be alive, it just seemed so far away. It was definitely the early 80s, but I don’t remember exactly when it was. I just remember the school, which has since been torn down.
Obviously, I made it this long, but most of the people I knew back then and am still in touch with or hear about are not. Far too many overdoses and suicides. It was just one of those things when I was a kid that I couldn’t comprehend at that time, and it stuck with me over time.