The first month of the year on the Julian calendar, a time for resolves about the future, yet a time for looking back and assessing stuff, too, just as Janus, Roman god of beginnings and of endings, of entrances and exits does.
What other possible response to all the beauties, insanities and possibilities in this world?
Longer warmer days in this hemisphere, sauntering into high summer. Picnics, BBQs and Independence Day in the U.S. of A. Regarding the familiar Julian Calendar, my grandfather's name was Julian and north of where I currently live there's a well-known tourist town of Julian, renowned for apples, apple pies and what's probably the closest local snowfalls.