Remember Janus, the deity with two faces? Carvings of him were placed above doorways and gates in Roman times. He was the guardian of beginnings and endings, of transitions and the passage of time, looking backward into the past and forward into the future. As we cross over the threshold from the old year to the new it is fitting that this month honors his memory.
When the parties, celebrations, and fireworks are over, this is a time for reflection