"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dawn of Janus--a new year--today's watercolor

New Year's Dawn, 9 by 12 watercolor, 140# Fabriano

Janus, the two-faced god of the Romans, the god we worship as January arrives on New Year's Eve. New Year's Day, a day of looking back, looking forward. 
He is the god of beginnings and transitions, and thus of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings. 
Taking stock. Resolutions.
Today I took stock, journaling in reflections over the last year, the magnitude of evil and bad in the world and country, and my long list of personal positives. I don't make resolutions, but always a  list of challenges, and goals looking forward.
These reflections come with thoughts finishing books while drinking coffee in a coffee shop, listening to old music on a record player, walking two miles in Hafer Park, and then this watercolor of the dawn of a new year.

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