Holy smokes! This was a very difficult one for me to capture with the camera. I thought about it all week (as seems to be my routine) and I could not come up with anything creative. Then, I started getting entries from our fabulous The View participants and I felt like a moron for not coming up with anything. My big idea? Taking a picture of books at the library…I know, boooorrrring!
I told Marcela about some of the entries I’d received and mentioned how I LOVED that people were thinking outside of the box a little bit, but as for me, I was not thinking outside of the box…I didn’t even have a box, which I guess would technically put me outside of a box if I don’t even have one. So, in that case perhaps I was inside the box, but it was sealed with heavy duty duct tape.
Well, after my failed library attempt, I began searching around my house for something, anything that could help me. I kept falling back to good ol’ Shakespeare. So, yes, I did stick with my picture of a book, however, I rediscovered something cool.
We are definite book lovers around here. There’s just nothing like holding one in your hands, especially if it’s a piece of history. And you all know how I feel about telling your story, or reading others 🙂 So, as I searched my house for my themed photo, I scanned our book shelves and found Julius Caesar. Shocker! I know! Just about every household has a copy of the play, however, our copy is from a set that we found a long time ago, just before Charley and I got married. This particular copy of the play comes from Shakespeare’s complete works copyright 1881! How fun is that?! So, I tenderly opened the book and found the page on which our play began, and had a moment with such a great piece of history. Who knows who owned these books before us, or how often they were read. I imagine a family in a sitting room listening to their father read the play to them as they sat by the fire. What a different time that was, not to mention the time of Julius Caesar, himself.
So, there it is, Beware the Ides of March, in print from 1881 🙂
To this week’s participants, thanks for sticking with us on a difficult theme. It was fun to see your perspective on this and to see that yall put quality time into it (as opposed to me, this week). Also, be sure to check out the West Coaster’s and Marcela’s take.
A.Jordan Nuques, Martinez, GA. I found my inspiration at a local cemetery. I was hoping to find a tombstone with the death marked as March 15th, but only found the 14th. I quickly got in and out, not wanting to disturb anyone resting in peace.
B.Stephanie Henry – Martinez, GA
C.Picture name: Beware the Ides of March
Name: Heather Fiedler
Info: I really wasn’t sure what to do so I looked up the meaning of this week’s quote and it came from Julius Cesar when he was warned to beware the ides of March. The ides mean half so half the month would be the 15th of the month so it’s Beware of the 15 of March. I couldn’t get away from the meaning of the quote so I cut a roman helmet (since Julius Cesar was Roman) out of paper and put the number 15 to represent the 15th of March. Then I put a red shirt over a lamp and captured my interpretation of “beware the ides of March”. Hope you like it. : )
NEXT WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT:
Our next assignment is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The theme is Shamrocks! Obviously, the post will be after the day, but it’s a nice light, fun one after the beast we had this week! As usual, please email your photo to me by Sunday if you’d like it included in my post. Good luck and happy shooting!