Last Saturday was the 25th birthday of my good friend Alvaro! To ensure my attendance at his birthday party (the night before the banana run) he made a donation and a demand through my “taking a break” page.
The evening had a toga theme complete with ivy crowns, palm fronds, grapes, and shots of some liquor concoction ostensibly having greek origins. Antics ensued.
In keeping with Al’s request, I performed the following lines from Julius Cesar (Act II, Scene II).
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
it seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
will come when it will come.