Sunday, February 12, 2012

Red neck or warrior?

The Spartan King Leonidas was offered life by the Persian Emperor Xerxes if he would lay down his arms and surrender.

He said, 
(mo-lone lah-veh)

Which translates to:

Come and take them!

I think the red dirt around here is starting to sink into my spirit.  This story tickles me.  Of course, this was the beginning of the Battle of Thermopylae and they eventually suffered defeat but not without dealing a serious blow to the Persian army.  I mostly slept through Greek history in high school.  Maybe it's time to go back and do some studying, fascinating stuff.

However, today is for friendship and some good food, including a Blood Orange and Raspberry tart.

and if not Peace,

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