Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Tribute to the god Janus

Janus (pronounced Yanus by the Romans) was a two-headed god. One face looked to the past and the other looked to the future. Janus was the god of portals (doors and gates) and is remembered in our lives in the name of the month January. January is our first month but the ancient Romans placed it as the 11th month until 153 B.C. when it became the first month.

As I look back on this past year it has been an OK year, not the best but certainly not the worst. I have looked for lessons in the past year and have found very few. I do look for better things in the coming year though. I am guessing that it will not be an easy year, but one that might bring some hope. The interesting thing is that I really have never been able to make resolutions and stick to them. I won't even try, but I am hoping for a solution to my weight issues and that might make life a little more pleasant. One thing I am aware of as I grow older is that the future no longer looks as wide open. It doesn't look closed but not as wide open as it once did.

With some friends I sipped some champagne to the god Janus. We wished each other a great new year. I wish you the same.


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