Can you say weltanschauung? I knew you could! You gotta love that word. Of course when you hear it, you want to say "God bless you," but believe me, weltanschauung is a word with meanings that are nothing to sneeze at!
Five years is a long time...a long time, that is, when life is just plugging along at a mild and sometimes even monotonous manner. But when you measure time by times of shock and horror, five years can seem like yesterday.
I suppose the phrase ''it seemed like yesterday'' can be viewed as an overused cliché, but in this case it is absolutely accurate.