Endings and Beginnings

Just a quick thought on the month of January, named for the two-faced Roman god Janus, who could peer into the future and see into the past at the same time. Who better to represent the New Year? Appropriately enough, some scholars believe that Janus himself took his name from the Latin word ianua, for door or gate. He was the god of beginnings and endings, the one that Romans offered frankincense to when starting a new project.

Now where did I put that stick of frankincense anyway?