|This wonderful woman was among the many iconic people|
featured in Google's annual searches of the year video.
This year's Google search video which is at the bottom of this post, is surprisingly emotional, at least to me.
I guess 2017 was even more trying than I thought, what with the constant political upheaval; endless string of disasters; scandals, sexual and otherwise; and more encouragingly, a sharp uptick in citizen activism.
It seems we had only the Great Eclipse of 2017 to distract us from all the messes we endured.
The year was surely reflected in some of our most frequent Google searches:
"How far do North Korean missiles go?"
"How do wildfires start?"
"How to help flood victims"
"How to be a strong woman."
"How to make a protest sign."
"How to run for office."
"How to be fearless."
I think we all want to know the answer to that last Google search on the list you just read.
I like how toward the end of the video, Google tries to encourage to keep going, keep doing what's right, as other people in the video's closing half minute or so do.
I wish everyone a calm and happy 2018, and I hope we all find the best answer to the last and most poignant Google search question in the video you are about to see: "How to move forward."