The god Janus had two heads. One is said to be looking backward–to the past; and one is looking forward–to what lies ahead.
The Winter Storm Janus is very appropriately named–not only because this is January storm [January is named for the god Janus], but because the storm has arrived when my mind is no longer focused on winter. I have already begun starting some of my early winter seeds–my heart is leaping toward March. In fact, I was just at the market, where they have already begun selling potted daffodils and crocuses. I bought primroses last week.
While this week Janus seems to be primarily looking backward–focusing on the Ghost of Winter Past, I prefer to celebrate Janus’s other vision–the Spring that is yet to come [but surfacing nearby].