Tonight we enter Janus's month, the two-faced god, where we sit in limbo at this deadest time of year, with one face to the past and one face forward. This holiday was moved from the Springtime because it serves to provide hope for the future in the coldest, darkest days of the year. Some of you may have lost track of that, since the invention of indoor heating. But... the origins remain. The purpose of this holiday is hope. The future, which rolls ahead of all things and is made entirely of possibility and plans, has no relationship to the measurements that might apply to it. Should you choose to, go ahead and make a wonderful set of resolutions that you attach to our biggest symbol of completion and renewal, New Year's. But remember that underneath it all remains the core truth that you choose hope, that the future is created every day, little by little, and by thee and me. And that after today, there's no looking back, if you truly celebrate in the spirit of the Roman holiday we are observing. #happynewyear #goodbye2017 #hello2017

Jan 1, 2017 at 12:50 AM
Tonight we enter Janus's month, the two-faced god, where we sit in limbo at this deadest time of year, with one face to the past and one face forward. This holiday was moved from the Springtime because it serves to provide hope for the future in the coldest, darkest days of the year. Some of you may have lost track of that, since the invention of indoor heating. But... the origins remain. The purpose of this holiday is hope. The future, which rolls ahead of all things and is made entirely of possibility and plans, has no relationship to the measurements that might apply to it. Should you choose to, go ahead and make a wonderful set of resolutions that you attach to our biggest symbol of completion and renewal, New Year's. But remember that underneath it all remains the core truth that you choose hope, that the future is created every day, little by little, and by thee and me. And that after today, there's no looking back, if you truly celebrate in the spirit of the Roman holiday we are observing. #happynewyear #goodbye2017 #hello2017
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