Opened the shutters, stepped outside to peg them back and saw the sunrise over my neighbour’s barn.
The sun was bright but fuzzy as a low cloud, or drifting mist, passed over its face.
And above all that a mackerel sky.
“Happy New Year” you might say a number of times today (and in the next few days) as you meet friends and family.
January is named after “Janus” – the god of two faces, one looking back, one looking forward.
Janus was the god of gateways, standing on the threshold of today. It’s good to linger a little on the threshold I think, and take your time to remember and to imagine.