and we all feel a simultaneous punch to the gut.
so in Japanese, we sang Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
here’s a general gist of the translation:
Rudolph had a shiny nose
no one liked him
he cried every night
then one Christmas it was dark
Santa decided Rudolph’s nose was convenient (literally it says convenient)
Rudolph was useful.
I SHIT YOU NOT.
That’s basically the song without all of the fluff, though.
IT’S LIKE A VULCAN CHRISTMAS CAROL
you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it
Oh sweetheart, you have some BIG FEELINGS I know.
Give it six months and if you still feel the same way about him we’ll talk about opening diplomatic relations with his people.
Butterfly breeder Carl A. Anderson, photographed by John Dominis for LIFE Magazine,1954 (via)