I wonder… I wonder at the collective madness we’ve just come through. The same disturbance we subject ourselves to every year at this time. I wonder at that almost manic froth the country seems to work itself into. I wonder if the fact we never seem to learn anything from what’s come before, stems from the almost rabid insistence we have of labeling an arbitrary point on the calendar as a ‘new start’. A ‘clean slate’. A much more astronomical “new year” would start the day after Solstice. But I don’t argue for a revision of the holidays, as much as I wonder what all the forced celebration is doing to our collective psyche. I wonder why we’re so fixated on looking back, or looking forward; but hardly ever take the time to look inward, where we are… right now.