Li's Blog: Early January thoughts from Salt Spring Island...

Early January thoughts from Salt Spring Island...

Snowy Pond
Twelfth Night (January 6th...also known as Epiphany) brings to a close the English tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Special menu, a special cake with a coin in it...discovery of the coin in your slice brings luck with it...and a putting away of seasonal decorations.

January is a time of reflection and a time to consider future opportunities. The Roman god Janus gave his name to this month...this ancient Roman deity is always pictured with two looking behind and one facing forward.

Sometimes, in this era of instant shift/continuing dramatic change, I think of Alice Through The Looking Glass, where Alice had to run very fast just to stay still. Hmmm..... (Never read Alice in Wonderland, and its sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass? You have an adventure before you, thanks to author Lewis Carroll).

January invites one to try something new, to take a class in something beyond one's comfort level, to go to investment conferences to hear what real estate's cousin is forecasting, to plan a Spring garden, to antique an old chair, to watch favourite old movies (like My Favorite Year), and to laugh out loud.

The Pacific Northwest Coast can be a place of grey (cloud, rain), but every day now it's a little lighter...we are steadily on our way to the June Solstice.

So: your plans as this authentic Winter month unrolls? Why not write your memoir? Or compile favourite recipes and share on a blog? Or take that yoga class? Or adopt that rescue dog?

New beginnings.... January's call.



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Comment balloon 3 commentsLi Read • January 05 2018 05:30PM


Li, January is my birth month, and through your eyes, it sounds quite wonderful. I've always felt it was a long bleak 31 day let down after the big festive holiday season. Now, I have some renewed respect. Thank you. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago


Nice perspective on January.  We are already getting a bit of rain, which is welcome, even though it emphasizes the smell of smoke as it hits the ashes.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

Li Read January is the time for new beginnings.  I hope that your 2018 is all that you hope for!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago