Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ides of March

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH.  That's what they say.  So out of curiosity I looked it up this know there is no historical reason to beware this day?  The term was used to describe the 15th of March, May, July and October; and the 13th of the other months.  The days were set aside for Pagan festivals during the days of the Roman empire.  The only reason March 15th was labeled as a bad day (from what research I have done in the whole 20 minutes I've been on my computer) is Ceasar's death and his lack of interest in warnings from a soothsayer.  "Beware the Ides of March" as a statement itself was coined by Shakespeare.

So in reality, the 15th or Ides of March, is a far cry from the ominous day that most people believe it is.  Some guy was stabbed by some friends a long long time ago.  He failed to heed a warning and the story of such became a famous play by a famous writer with a famous one liner that has passed down through time in a manner such as to freak people out for no reason.

Granted I'm not superstitious at all.

I will admit though, that today there is a sense of foreboding that I can not shake.  Not necessarily for me or my family...but just a general sense that not today specifically but this week is going to be big and bring big things.  Probably dramatic things. 

I just had to get that out there.  OOOOOOOOOO the Ides of March.  What a load of code brown!  Guess we'll just have to wait for August for a day that's REALLY supposed to be bad luck.

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