IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, MUCH IS SAID
ABOUT WHEN WE ARE BORN AND WHEN WE DIE.
OUR BIRTHDAY IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR TO
COMMEMORATE THE VERY INSTANT WE CAME INTO THE
WORLD, AND A FUNERAL IS HELD TO MARK THE DAY
WE LEAVE IT. BUT LATELY I’VE BEEN
WONDERING...WHAT CAN BE SAID OF ALL THE
MOMENTS IN BETWEEN OUR BIRTH AND OUR DEATH?
THE MOMENTS WHEN WE ARE REBORN...
That's Taylor Swift, in case you were wondering, from her foreword to 1989.
And here are The Doubleclicks to sing me into a new year:
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling forty-two.
(Are you in Portland? Come celebrate with me!)