September 07, 2007


The husband and I had a talk tonight, about going to war, about being left behind, about duty, honor, and glory. I shed a tear, we shared an embrace...and then we watched 300. It is such a fitting thing, to watch 300. And nothing gets to me like Queen Gorgo's speech:

I am not here to represent Leonidas; his actions speak louder than my words ever could. I am here for all those voices which cannot be heard: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons - three hundred families that bleed for our rights, and for the very principles this room was built upon. We are at war, gentlemen. We must send the entire Spartan army to aid our king in the preservation of not just ourselves, but of our children. Send the army for the preservation of liberty. Send it for justice. Send it for law and order. Send it for reason. But most importantly, send our army for hope - hope that a king and his men have not been wasted to the pages of history - that their courage bonds us together, that we are made stronger by their actions, and that your choices today reflect their bravery.

We are made stronger by their actions.

Posted by Sarah at September 7, 2007 09:09 PM | TrackBack

Man, that speech was the best part of the movie.

P.S. I don't live near a Michael's. We only have Hobby Lobby. :(

Posted by: Erin at September 7, 2007 11:48 PM

I LOVE that movie. And I agree with Erin, that's the best part of the movie.

Posted by: Green at September 8, 2007 12:05 AM

That movie was so awesome. Our entire theater gave it a standing ovation in the end.

Posted by: airforcewife at September 8, 2007 08:33 AM

That's Jim's favorite movie :) We went and saw it at the local IMAX theatre.

Posted by: Kate at September 10, 2007 04:51 PM