(a transcribed WhatsApp conversation that took place at 11:52pm on December 31st, with messages bouncing between Berlin and Milan)
B: Can you believe it? There’s 8 minutes left, and the change is inevitable.
B: It just arrives in a measurable amount of time, not too early, not too late, just as arranged.
B: It makes me feel utterly powerless.
M: Me too
M: But I’m excited too
M: I’m looking forward to so many things
B: Yes. The flip side of powerless is the collapse of all pressure.