Did You See 2015 as Black and Blue or White and Gold?

Written by Kevin Bautista, Art by Kamae Iniguez


It was the year ‘weekend’ was spelled without an E (see: “Can’t Feel My Face”) and One Direction was spelled without Zayn (hear: thousands of outraged teenage girls).

I bet you had some really bad days this year. Days which seemed sadder than Jon Snow‘s death, Kobe Bryant‘s retirement announcement, the “Parks and Recreation” finale, the last 10 minutes of “Furious 7”, or Adele‘s new album. Days that got you so confused, you felt more hopeless than Matt Damon in “The Martian”. So confused you asked as many questions as Justin Bieber this year (see: “What Do You Mean?” and “Where Are Ü Now?”)

But I hope you had more good days this year. From counting the baes in the “Bad Blood” video to creating Dubsmash clips, from watching “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “Jurassic World” to reading “The Girl on the Train”, I hope you found the joys in the simplest of things. I hope you had the time to party and celebrate life – to hit the quan, and whip then nae nae with as much swag as the Superbowl Left Shark.

And whether you wished things like the Golden State Warriors to keep on winning, I hope you also prayed for Paris, and Greece, and Syria, and everybody who needs comfort.

I even hope you also prayed for yourself.

Because whatever you are pumped up for – dreams, aspirations, or even just the new Star Wars movie – I hope everything goes well for you as the year closes and as a new one begins.

Most people saw #TheDress as black and blue, not white and gold. But, when it comes to your 2015, I hope you clearly see the white and gold – the positive, the good – rather than the dark hues and sad moments of black and blue.

Here’s to a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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