New Year

Dec 31

2009 is soon upon us. The month of January takes its name from the Roman god, Janus. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward; I suppose this means that he is looking forward into the future and backward into the past.

Among other things, Janus was a god of the gates. As he sees into the future and the past, yet is in the present, I suppose that this means the gates that he presides over are the Gates of Now. The Eternal Present whose gates we are always passing through. And so, let’s toast the Gates and hope that as we walk through them into a new calendar year, we can look to a new year that has the other half of the wine glass that is yet to be filled.

One comment

  1. GoodGuyComics /

    Happy New Year Peter!

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