Poised Between Past And Future

“The turn of the year” — photograph by Karine Schomer

At any given moment, we can choose to focus on our past or our future. Or develop the ability to look in both directions at the same time.

We think of this especially at the January 1 turn of the common calendar year, when there’s a collective sense of a cycle ending and another beginning.

I know that it’s an arbitrary date (originally instituted by Julius Caesar!) and that a whole…

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