I first came across the word, “Janus” in Williams Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”

“In ancient Roman beliefs, Janus is the god of beginnings, transitions, and endings. He is depicted with two faces, one cheerful and one melancholy, symbolizing the uncertainty of the future.”

“”Solanio suggests that Antonio is as strange a figure as Janus, who is dual in his nature”

He reacted to Antonio’s speech,

“In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,What stuff ’tis made of, whereof it is born,I am to learn;And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,That I have much ado to know myself.”

Janus was a Roman pagan god and had no connection with Christianity. Those who want to celebrate but they should know it is a pagan festival. If you want to debate it, talk 😂.

So, I say…

If no colour other than the ones we know appear in the sky
If the sun rises at its time
If the sun set at its time
And the night, at its time
If the waters remain the same
Don’t brag about the day…
Chill… Keep calm, it is not a new year
It is a new day…
Every day counts.

Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman


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