Julius Caesar,Act III,Scene 1:
Caesar: The Ides of March are come. Soothsayer: Aye,Caesar,but not gone.
Thus March 15th_also called the Ides of March_is forever linked with the 44 B.C. assassination of Julius Caesar & with "Prophecies of Doom".The Almighty Dictator Caesar held a stronghold on Rome_of which he hoped to make it permanent! His quest for the ALMIGHTY POWER spawned a conspiracy to have him killed.Ides comes from the Latin word idus which means half division in relation to a month.In modern times it means a really fun time!
This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play
Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March.". Julius Caesar was stabbed 33 times (three and thirty wounds) according to Shakespeare's play (23 times, in real life).
Fast-forward 2011 release "The Ides of March"Film premiered on August 31, 2011 as the opening film of the 68th Venice International Film Festival. "The Ides of March"with modern day Big Screen Gods, Clooney & Gosling is a film_of which I haven't seen yet_ on the American political system. I wonder how it will relate to the original concept..will have to see that movie,soon,real soon!
Meanwhile,Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, John from Revelations, the Mayans, and other psychics depict terrible end of time cataclysms that will result in the end of life as we know it.While some appear to be attracted to these prophecies of dome_I rather like the Modern meaning of the day_a really fun time.
What better way to enjoy the day than with a wee bit of Irish Tango! That's right..some may think the Irish only dance the traditional Irish Step dancing as in River Dance. By the way,Step Dancing is also an African -American tradition bought to this country from Africa. Irish Tango is a social dance form originating in Argentina.
Now,this Tango dance fascinates the inner soul.The first time I saw the Argentina Tango on Dancing with the Stars_I've wanted to dance the Tango! It's never to late to learn. Take a look at Irish Tango:
Now take a look at Nicole & Derek on Dancing with the Stars :
My favorite Argentina Tango Dance is from the movie "Shall We Dance" with the great,great music of GOTAN PROJECT.If you don't have any music from Gotan Project_quick go get it,NOW!
So,which would you like to do? Sit around thinking of "gloom & dome" or Dance the Tango?
*** Irish Humor***
|Irishman on the Roof: |
How do you get an Irishman on the roof?
Tell him the drinks are on the house!
|~"Dance the Tango on the Ides of March"~|