In this decade
As much as basil's current [dead] state makes us feel "so old," I'm comforted when I put things into perspective.
The height of culture, activity, and community-building occurred here between 2010 and 2012. We have experienced basilmarket at its absolute highest, and at its absolute lowest. Both extremes were met in the same decade: a decade we're still living through.
So when I see the emptiness here and feel hollow, I choose instead to be amazed that *so* much has changed in such a short amount of time. The memories I have of this place are huge and numerous; we were pouring our lives into basil on this day mere years ago.
Now... will the same be said two weeks from now? 2020, sheesh.