Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tender New Year’s message made the holiday a little less horribleOn January 1, 2018 by Lucius
Unless you live in a designated warm place like Miami or Los Angeles, New Year’s is widely accepted as the worst holiday of the year.
Thankfully, there are little tweets for us cold climate people that keep us going. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had one of the sweetest this year, with just the right amount of corniness to make it chug.
Miranda pulled up a Facebook post he wrote on New Years Eve six years ago as he was creating Hamilton.
“It’s very hard to write battle wraps between Jefferson and Hamilton when you’re nowhere near as smart as the people for whom you are writing. The hamster in the hamster wheel that runs my fevered brain needs a drink,” Miranda wrote at the time.
Miranda then concluded in his tweet, “What I was doing on New Years Eve 2011. The work is hard but worth it. Don’t give up.”
It’s unlikely that, if we all work and play like Miranda did on New Year’s 2011, we will all create a record breaking award-winning musical like Hamilton someday. Still, it’s nice to fantasize about, especially when the rest of Twitter looks like this.
And Miranda’s Twitter feed provides just great inspiration and information in general. Even if you don’t like Hamilton, his tweets are informed and smart and not painful at all. Miranda played a pivotal role, at least for a celebrity, in the Puerto Rican relief efforts post Hurricane Maria.
2018 seems a little less frightening now with these tender cheeseball tweets by our side.