2016: More of the Same
On this, 2016 New Year’s Day celebration, Janus’ countenances on the recto verso fascia sculpture of the Roman god are looking bewildered, confused, angry, and apprehensive. This 2015-2016 Janus visage is bewildered at how rapidly 2015 elapsed in a memento mori personal prompting to mankind; it is confused about the myriad outcomes of a bad 2015; it is angry at the depravity to which humanity has descended; and it is apprehensive about the footpath onto which modern day civilizations are about to embark.
With a tinge of a Cassandra, a Tiresias, and a Hamlet, what follows are a few predictions for 2016.
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "2016: More of the Same" (2016). Articles. 101.