Friday, 18 January 2013

The Wickedness of Janus

Well I’ve just looked out the window and from what I can see it is still January.

The problem with January (And I point this out each year) is that it tends to go on for twice as long as all the other months combined.
this is Janus: Looking back and forward, clever innit?

As a result you claw your way to the end of January and before you have time to draw breath in February, it’s already April. You wonder what happened to March, but by the time you’ve tried to work it out it’s already the end of June. Then you think about maybe doing something in July, cos July is a nice time to do something, because it never rains in July or nuffin. Then something shiny distracts you and it is the middle of September and some git somewhere has started playing Christmas music and suddenly you don’t have time to do anything because you have to prepare yourself, you have to build the barricades and collect the weapons in readiness for the onslaught of the ‘Festive Season’.

There is a silent moment one week in late November.

It doesn’t last long, perhaps an hour. You realise that you have six whole weeks until the big day. You relax. You sit down, have a ‘breather’. Heat up some wine and put a bit of spice in it. You don’t like it, but it’s the holiday season so you drink it anyway.

But you are a fool, you are wrong, you don’t have six weeks, you have two days and you have already said you’d do that thing so you’ll have to go there, and then come back here and then do that and make sure that works, collect that, wrap this, and then its all over before you’ve had time to suck on a roast potato.

And here we are again. January.

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