I am on part 41 of the Spanish series “Gran Hotel” on Netflix, and let me tell ya, it’s got more twists and turns than a bucketful of nightcrawlers. Some of which I can see coming from a mile away, others, I know they’re gonna get there but for the life of me, I don’t see how they’ll pull it off. It’s really just a telenovella dressed up in Masterpiece Theater costumes, lighting, and art direction, but I can’t stop watching.
New Years Day is just another day on the calendar. But humans have the capacity to mythologize it into a turning page; a new beginning. There was an upsurge in spending confidence in 2014, but also there were so many horrific incidents that made us turn inward in a bone-tingling fear of what the future holds for us and for our families. Still, what inspires me is that a lot of these events made so many of us turn outward; to find a cure, to work for peace, to march in the streets demanding equality. To find a way to do good in the world.