No matter how bad things got over the past year there was still a little part of me that was able to deny reality, to imagine that this was some illusion or temporary blip. Even though I knew deep in my heart that it was all happening, I took comfort in the occasional recourse of fantasy, of allowing myself to believe that what was going on all around me was somehow false. But now I know there’s no way out. Now I know it’s official. Now I cannot help but face the fact that this is real: This is who we are. Anyway, here’s music. Enjoy, if that’s still possible.