Christmas Day and the festive season offer us the chance to reflect on the year that has been and to contemplate the one that will be unfolding in a few days time.
Those who are young have few Christmas periods upon which to reflect. If all goes well, their futuristic ends-of-years will extend far into the future.
Those who have reached their middle years have the advantage of both looking back and forward in a context of where there is the offer of both reflective history and quite long term futurist anticipation.
For those of us who are chronologically enhanced (advanced) Christmas reflections go a long way back with an ever decreasing time left to anticipate.
However it is, may this Christmas be good for us all.