The Ides of March

March 15th, also known as The Ides of March became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. The Roman Senate had named Caesar dictator perpetuo (“dictator in perpetuity”) and fears grew that he would later dissolve the senate in favour of an absolute tyranny. This led to several senators to plot his assassination. Fear and desperation led the conspirators to stab Caesar twenty three times, they later proclaimed “People of Rome, we are once again free!”

2058 years later, the bitterly cold tyranny of winter has gripped Toronto for too long. The freezing temperatures are no longer welcome mid-March, and a sense of fear and desperation is growing amongst the public. 

March has never been my favourite month. Even as a child, unnecessary stress plagued me from all angles. It was always dance competition and music festival season, school seemed overwhelming while the weather was still non-compliant. Despite its downfalls, March has never been a stagnant month. Usually by the time April hits, I feel as though I’ve checked quite a few to-dos off my list.

This week has been particularly noteworthy, from celebrating amazing news with friends (engagements, grad school acceptance letter, and new jobs! Hip hip hooray!) to finally buying a bicycle. Perhaps March isn’t so bad after all?


Celebrating Mary’s acceptance into three of her top grad school picks, including John Hopkins University. This girl is nothing short of amazing!

Torontonians soon will shake off the shackles of parkas, Sorels, and toques. They’ll embrace patios, sandals, and days on the Island. And we’ll proclaim, “people of Toronto, we are once again free!”

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