2012 Ante and Ad Portas

In the dawn of 2012…

As the new year is knocking on our door, “ad and ante portas” and great old Hannibal comes to mind.

Even though the phrase “conveys a sense of greater distress with Hannibal ante portas, for ad suggests a movement towards the gates. Cicero, Philippica I; Livius, Ab urbe condita XXIII used to refer to those who dither in times of great peril…”

And while most people are uncomfortable with change, the new year – a great time machinery switch, a new beginning, is always celebrated, cherished, full of opportunities, hope and good tidings. So, no fear for the change. Here’s to hope, anticipation and dreams, big and wonderful visions of what you want to be and where you really want to go this year…If you dream it, then you can go after it…

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