Once more The Two Faced God Janus is imposing his implacable will upon us, pointing his cosmic finger forward, propelling us through the doors of time whether we are ready or not. there's no avoiding his imperative, his command is non elective, 2017 is upon us and he will prevail.
After sixty five new year's eves the speed with which a year passes still leaves me breathless and unprepared, unsettled that another year of a finite life is slipping into history never to be retrieved. what happened in 2016 stays in 2016, the salutory and the injurious. not a single regretted instance or word can be revoked, it's all there preserved as if in amber, as are the more noble moments though if i were to be honest the former probably outweigh the latter.
2016 has been a year of losses and gains just like every year experienced by us mortals. only the gods can declare a door opens onto joy without pain, only Janus controls beginnings without endings, and Janus is a concept not a representation of reality. humanity has to accept that we have short lives into which sun will shine, rain must fall, and in between will be rainbows promising hope for a better tomorrow.
Would you indulge me as i wish all my family and friends a Blessed New Year. may those who believe feel God more closely through the next 365 days, during the good times and the bad. for the secular i hope the universe treats you kindly and balances the fates. for you all.... THANK YOU for your love and care, your support and kindness, above all for your friendship as these rare treasures are the only things we carry with us from one year to the next.
A thousand ages in thy sight
are like an evening gone;short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,bears all its sons away;
they fly, forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.