Monday, January 02, 2006

New Year's Irresolution

I was thinking, "January, huh?" and a little snippet of information came swimming up from the section of my memory which stores what I learned at school - quite possibly a rather small section of my memory. This was from our Latin lessons and it was the fact that our month 'January' is named after the Roman god Janus. This guy had a head with two faces; the one looking forward into the future and the other looking back into the past making him a pretty good symbol for what we all tend to do in January but at the same time making him extremely unsuited to play the lead in a pantomime...

Whole audience: He's behind you!!!

Janus: Yes, I know.

So, anyway this combination of Janal retrospection and...erm, what's the corresponding word for the future...'future planning' or maybe, 'futile planning'...makes January the month for resolution making. One's 'New Year Resolutions'.

Now, I don't know about you - but I don't make them any more. I used to though and it got to be a little like taking out a subscription for a magazine you don't really have time to read - before you have looked at the first copy, the next one arrives but you put off looking into the second one before you have read the first which you don't have time for....and then the third issue arrives, etc etc...
I had a long queue of resolutions going back years waiting to be implemented - so I just cancelled the lot of them and have been irresolute ever since.

1 comment:

ruben said...

Thanks for the cooment and keep looking ahead!