May this missive find you in good health and good spirits.
Remove the tarnish from my eyes.
Ferment my bitter into sweetness.
Make love to my shadow and turn it to light.
Upon this, I shall take my seat at my throne and rule once more.
22 Niqalu, Shanatu 86
It is the 22nd day of the lunar month of Niqalu in the Ugaritic-Canaanite calendar. It has been 86 years since the rediscovery of the Canaanite city-state of Ugarit in modern-day Syria.
Photo of amethyst Roman cabochon by Clio20, used under Creative Commons License.