I know some people feel irritation at all those year-in-review stories that appear this weekend. But I think they help us.
Each year contains a lifetime. Major changes. Births, deaths, retirements. One task at the end of a long life is to do a life review, understand what mattered, what didn't.
2011 is dead forever. Not coming back. No chance for a redo.
Those end of year stories? Little life reviews. Grief work in disguise.