The Next Best Thing
by Ami Heller
Florence + the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Tell your friends. Tell your family. Pass it on. The next best thing is happening right now. You don’t want to miss out on it. You don’t want to be out of the loop. It’s new. It’s exciting. It might not be soon. And then you’ll be left out. You won’t be a part of something great. You won’t have that common ground. You won’t have something to talk about at social events. You won’t belong. You’ll feel like a fool. You’ll regret not knowing. Not hearing. Not educating yourself. You’ll beat yourself up for it. You’ll want to go back in time. When it was fresh. When it was a novelty. When everyone was talking about it. You’ll bring it up. You’ll ask people about it. They’ll look at you like you just fell from the moon and say: “That’s so two weeks ago”. It’ll be too late. A new one had come along.