as of late I’ve had a huge fascination with ancient rome, & the gladiator games are especially fascinating. gladiators were slaves; pawns used to entertain the mob - the bloodthirsty, lust-filled, wealthy, & bored masses. the gladiators became idols in the mass’s eyes; celebrities; yet the gladiators absolutely despised the obsessive & fickle mob. I feel so sorry for them. these men were captured & taken away from their families, sold as slaves, & treated like animals. they fought for their freedom, but even if they did become “free”, they never really were. there were never any winners; only survivors. all of this in the name of entertainment. and in actuality, the entertainment industry of today and the spawn it produces bears much resemblance to the games of old. we are not so different from the mob - obsessive, bored, idle, captivated with lust & violence, & very fickle.
this morning seems like a lifetime ago.
do yourself a favor, and go see frozen. it is one of my all time favorite movies now.