Week 190: “Inside Our Glasshouse” by The Art of Amputation


This special New Year’s post is co-written by…you. Just fill in the blanks.

All in all, 2013 was a pretty __________ year. So much happened, and I can’t believe it’s almost over.

Relationship wise, this year was __________ for me. Job wise, I’d say this year was one of the most __________ I’ve ever had. Oh, and remember that party at __________? Man, that was fun.

I hope that I’m finally able to __________ in 2014. I know I say that all the time, but I really mean it. I want to travel to __________, and maybe go back to __________, because the last time I was there, I never got to see everything I wanted to see.

I want to spend more time with __________ this year. And I should finally get in touch with __________. I’m going to let the special people in my life know that they’re special. Especially people like __________, who don’t get the credit they deserve.

I’m going to be a more __________ person in 2014. I’m going to __________ a bit less, and __________ a bit more.

And this time next year, no matter how many of these things I follow through on, I won’t feel guilty if I didn’t make it to all of them. I’ll just try again.

What makes this a beautiful song:

1. The arena-sized drums that open the track.

2. The mile-high backup vocals at 1.55.

3. The parade-into-the-sunset fadeout at the end. The perfect soundtrack for the end of a __________ year.

Recommended listening activity:

Crossing the finish line with your arms raised.

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