Post by Mark Huber on Dec 18, 2013 13:37:12 GMT -5
To all the Forum Members and Participants,
Thank you for coming on board and all of your contributions during the past year. If your plans include traveling or having loved ones coming to visit you during this end of year, we wish all safe travels.
The year end is of course a man made division of time. There's really nothing more significant about January 1 than December 31, but be that as it may, it does mark the beginning of a New Year (at least in most folks' calendars.) With that being the case, we wish you all the best for 2014. We hope you will continue to share your hobby successes (and perhaps less successful efforts as they are also welcome) with us.
Chris and Mark
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2013 14:22:08 GMT -5 by Mark Huber
Post by Andrew Rowland on Dec 19, 2013 8:47:04 GMT -5
I would like to share everyone's sentiments above - great, well managed forum.
I have to take Mark to task with "man made division of time" though! Surely the fact that we celebrate it now, at the dead of winter IS indeed 'random' (although of course it is a quite rational thing to do, to sever the year at its most precarious and difficult for early humans) but the fact is that a year is in fact a natural cycle which 'happens'! We didn't 'divide it', it was already there, defined by the cyclical nature of time. We just made a name for it and let it become part of our desire to 'make order' from chaos......
(although of course it is a quite rational thing to do, to sever the year at its most precarious and difficult for early humans) but the fact is that a year is in fact a natural cycle which 'happens'! Andi xx
The folks in the Southern Hemisphere didn't get a vote on this one though did they? But then the folks in the Northern Hemisphere didn't really care about that.