January was named for Janus, the God of new beginnings and gateways, who had two faces. One looking back to the old year and the other looking forward to the new year. It is tradition that we cast away the trappings and events of the previous year and look forward to the new one with hope.
I think that could be an unattainable goal. If you have experienced great joy over the Christmas holiday then you are absolutely coming down from a love and food high and the New Year can be a non event. If your year starts with sorrow, you will experience misery every January thereafter.
January holds little excitement in the Northern Hemisphere. Cold, snow and freezing weather for most. Even in a sub tropical climate like Florida it can be chilly. I often wonder if those living in the Southern Hemisphere experience the same feeling in July. Hmmmmm!
This Haiku best describes my feeling every January.
Sunshine does not come
The Sky is grey and moody
A feeling of gloom
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
In response to D'Verse Poets Haibun Monday hosted by Kim
Description of January plus a Haiku on a season