Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Idus Martii - beware!

Happy Ides of March!

What's That?  here is what wiki says:
The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Theatre of Pompey led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and 60 other conspirators.
On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar saw a seer who had foretold that harm would come to him not later than the Ides of March. Caesar joked, "Well, the Ides of March have come", to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone."[2] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March".[3][4]

So today is the Ides of March - but unless your name is Julius -- Why would you care?

Maybe it's nothing----Just a good excuse for a toga party!

March Madness - is a time in which many of us here on the top side begin to feel like maybe the winter will end?  A time of little budding things and Eastery Eggs.  For many it is also time to begin a novel.

The Idus Martii is the perfect day to begin a novel of foreboding - trouble - madness - evil. 

High spirits will make for a brutal contrast to some violent betrayal.  It is a day for stories in which people you love and count on betray you, kill you or scar your soul.  Christopher Columbus returned from his first voyage of discovery today....think how that worked out?  It is a day of bright futures and pasts that catch up with us. 

What do Writers, Witches and Weavers have in common--------we are all a bit crafty!

As you begin your story today -Think how you can step outside of tradition.  Maybe some sweet little bunny pictures will inspire you!  I just can't wait for Easter!

Children love the easter bunny!
Bunnys like to cuddle!
Dont be fooled by looks!
Bunnys are so sweet!  Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Ok...those bunny pictures just got more and more disturbing as I scrolled down! :O Interesting facts about the Ides of March. I'm sure I knew that about Caesar and that the "beware" quote came from Shakespeare, but thanks for bringing it to the surface. :) Happy Ides!