Monday, January 08, 2007


A bit of history:
The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. He was always depicted with two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. Thus he could look backward and forward at the same time. At midnight on December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new.

Looking back in time to examine one's life. And looking ahead what the future hold. Everything in between is our present. At this time of the year reflections of this kind in one form or another passes our thoughts. Different people have many ways of doing this exercise. I for one never write down my resolutions. Most of the 3 decades past, I would just keep a thought, a resolve to heart, more often than not, I will not even mention what that resolve is. Until some of these are fulfilled. And sometimes maybe not. Sometimes these are not even printable as they are private and personal.

It seems that we are at the brink of great possibilities at the begining of each year. Even if we do not know what the future holds, a sense of hope lingers. A thought that one can start anew. A hope for better things to come.

Now is also a time of being in the middle. A time to stop, reflect and examine the year that was and a time to get our bearings ready for the new year.

1 comment:

Daniel Cercado said...

hi day.

you put a signature on you pic in Photoshop using the text tool and flattening the layers before saving the file.