“Beware the Ides of March”…or in my case the whole thing!

There are only two months (January and December) that usually record more deaths a year than March. It was on the 15th of this month that Julius Caesar was supposed to have been assassinated. It is one of the biggest gambling months of the year due to college basketball’s March Madness. The only holiday that it carries is one based in religion, yet celebrated with excess drinking and partying. It’s name comes from the Latin word Martius, which means “of Mars” who was the Roman god of war. It used to be the first month of the Roman calendar because, to the Romans, it was the first month of spring and the start of the military campaigning season.

Death, betrayal, war, hypocrisy, greed.

No wonder I have not been able to get an ounce of good work done all month. BUT, as to the Romans, maybe it ushers in a sign of life and rebirth. Just as spring breathes all life back to health and restores its previous beauty, there might also be a chance for the changing of the seasons to help nurture my mind back to health. Perhaps, with the warmth and rain, it will once again bloom and carry with it the seeds to fertilize my mind where new thoughts can be grown and harvested to feed creativity. With an artistic belly full of new ideas and possibilities, I can carry on stronger because of the drought of March.

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