I found this article in Farmer's Almanac and I thought it might be of interest to you.
In this article there is mention of a Temple of Peace! Interesting concept, I think! See if you don't agree!
Ruler of new beginnings, gates and doors, the first hour of the day, the first day of the month, and the first month of the year, the Roman god Janus gave January its name.
He was pictured as two-headed and situated so that one head looked forward into the new year while the other took a retrospective view.
Janus also presided over the temple of peace, where the doors were opened only during wartime.
It was a place of safety, where new beginnings and renewed commitments could be forged, just as the new year is a time for us to reflect.
Just imagine! A temple where the doors were always opened during time of war, as though they were welcoming home the warriors! During time of peace, the very same doors were left shut in order to keep war from entering!
I think we need one of these in Washington, just as a reminder! Just my opinion!
Fresh coffee on the patio this morning! What a way to start the New Year...coffee with good friends!