The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.
It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!
The Ides of March
It’s a warning that has been echoed on stages across the globe for centuries: “Cave Idus Martiae” or “Beware the Ides of March.”
William Shakespeare coined the phrase in his tragedy “Julius Caesar.”
March 15 marks the death of Caesar. The brutal murder was reenacted in Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy. According to the play, a fortune-teller whispered the words to Caesar, the dictator of the Roman empire, before he was assassinated — stabbed 23 times by a group of his own senators led by brothers-in-law Cassius and Brutus in 44 B.C.
Since March 15, 2015, I have my own Ides of March, my own tragedy. The day my son took his life and left not only me, but his daughter, his father, his brother, his sisters, and a huge family that loved him here with our hearts broken. This past Thursday marked our 3rd year without him. Our grieving still takes many forms, most happen in private, but we do post to his Facebook Memory Page when we feel we need a little extra support. I also belong to two survivor’s groups on Facebook where we support each other so well. The mother’s group has helped me quite a bit the last few weeks. I am not sure why but about mid-February the sadness started to be almost overwhelming, but someone always responded and helped me. Last Wednesday, I spent a lot of time looking at pictures and videos, I think I cried myself out. Thursday night we went out for a family dinner and I got through it without tears, at least until I got home. It helps to talk about him, remembering silly things he said and did. Phones were brought out and passed around to look at old pictures. Just looking and listening to his daughter always makes me see how much she is like her daddy and that always makes me smile. She tells me all the time that her daddy is an angel watching over us. I pray every day that is true.
We have one more March day to get through, the 29th, it would have been his 32nd birthday, but to us, he is always going to be forever 29.
Weekly Rewind March 12 – 17, 2018