In a few hours, this year will be over.
January, the first month of the new year is so named in honor of the ancient Roman god, Janus, who is depicted as having 2 heads....one looking forward and the other looking back. It's appropriate, of course, because this is the time of year when we all do the same.
Looking back at 2010, I'd say the most significant thing of this past year is the rather large number of friends and acquaintances who died during the past twelve months. I realize that as one gets older, one can expect to see more old friends and acquaintances pass away, but very few on the list would be considered "old". They are - not in any particular order:
1) BJ. A friend in the Philippines who was, at one time, a co-worker of my wife's mother. He had been ill for quite some time and his passing was not unexpected.
2) SB and
3) LH. both fellow musicians that I've known since High School.
4) My cousin, Cullen.
5) My cousin, Gary.
6) My brother's mother-in-law.
7) My sister's father-in-law.
8) My sister's former father-in-law.
9) the father-in-law of my son's godmother.
10) DB. just a guy I know.
May they all rest in peace.
Looking forward, it's expected that we all make New Year's resolutions. Blogger, LarryD wrote that he resolves to "pray more; read more; be the dad and husband God created me to be." Those sound like pretty good resolutions to me; I'll try to do likewise.
Happy New Year.