As an African American writer, I have always been interested in the stories and traditions of different cultures. But there is one holiday that has always puzzled me, and that is the Ides of March.
For those who might not know, the Ides of March is a day that holds a special significance in Roman mythology. It’s the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated, and it’s said to be a day of bad luck and ill omens.
As a kid, I remember hearing about the Ides of March but not really understanding its significance. It seemed like a strange and arbitrary holiday, and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around why anyone would want to celebrate (or not celebrate) it.
But as I’ve gotten older and learned more about Roman history and mythology, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of the Ides of March. It’s a reminder of the power of storytelling and the enduring legacy of the past.
So here’s to the Ides of March, and all the strange and wonderful holidays and traditions that make up the tapestry of human history. May we continue to learn and grow from the stories of the past, and create new ones of our own.