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The National Gallery. The Rokeby Venus, also known as The Toilet of Venus, Venus at her Mirror, Venus and Cupid, or La Venus del espejo.

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Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
Philander Chase Johnson (1866-1939)

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January

To read a poem in January
is as lovely
as to go for a walk in June

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1990)


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Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Whitaker’s Almanac, The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Collins Gem Fact File, Diccionario Enciclopédico Espasa 1 and Wikipedia.


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January 29th 2023

It’s day 29 and week 4 of 2023
aka 2020 Season 4 Episode 1

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is also the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter) and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer). In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months totaling 304 days, winter being considered a month-less period. Around 713BCE, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, so that the calendar covered a standard lunar year (354 days). Although March was originally the first month in the old Roman calendar, January became the first month of the calendar year either under Numa or under the Decemvirs about 450BCE (Roman writers differ). In contrast, each specific calendar year was identified by the names of the two consuls, who entered office on March 15 until 153BCE, at which point they started entering office on January 1.


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