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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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