The end of the year always brings about a time of reflection. Countdowns and lists fill December with retrospectives that, in the end, may not be all that important. (Except for this one. That one is super-important, you guys. Seriously.) Joking aside, when we're focused solely on naming the best of something for one specific reason, no matter what it is, we lose sight of our experiences as a whole. Our opinions of things are always changing depending on what happens around us, so let's take some time out to remember all of the important things that happened this year.
As always, the kind folks of Google are already three steps ahead of us. This year, they have given us a wrap-up video allowing us to commemorate all of 2011. Nothing is left out, from gut-wrenching photos of revolutions and loss to golden-voiced hobos and auto-tuned teenagers. Mat Kearney's soulful "Sooner Or Later" provides the perfect soundtrack for this moving video. Get a little nostalgic for the months that passed and watch "Zeitgesit 2011: Year In Review."
Mat Kearney sound-tracked our roof when it was still warm in New York.