Neither the sun nor the earth has a calendar. Time is an eternal flow. A circular flow. We make calendars and mark days and years. The circle turns linear and we perceive progress, progressive motion. Calendars make linear what is in fact circular.
In the linear world runs history replacing monarchs with democrats and savagery with civilisation. But the earth can only make circular motions. Are we caught in a vicious circle?
The calendar can straighten out the circle. That's why the new year day matters. It offers hopes. It throws challenges.
All creation is a stepping out from a circle.
This new year fills me with a craving: my country should step out of some worn out circles and move forward. Circular motions in history don't bring progress.
I hope, I dream.
Happy New Year.