I’m sure every generation writes lots of articles like this, but hear me out. This is the impassioned, forceful, yet balanced Gen X take I wish I had the skill and wherewithal to write. It is a balm to the nostalgic soul in a way that somehow doesn’t feel like cringey old-person fanfic.

There was often a lot of time to kill, which felt annoying then and seems good now.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides