Tuesday, November 26

Polyvore Tuesday: The Best D'artagnon

It was pouring rain this morning and I got drenched running into the Y for my Zumba class. It was my last official class at the Y before it closes.
Though somewhat warm today, a cold front is behind the rain and we're expecting temps in mid to low 30's over next couple days.
Plans for today include baking a cake for a guys birthday at Bible study tonight and a couple 8 x 8 pans of stuffing, one in foil, to take for another guy at Bible study, who loves stuffing. He doesn't love the rest of a Thanksgiving menu, but loves the stuffing.
Got a hair cut after Zumba today, too, and made another appointment next week to try a demi-permanent color to even my tones out to something as close to my natural brown as possible. Not ammonia based, so it just fades rather then leaving a root grow-out mark.

Today's Polyvore set is one I did featuring my favorite literary hero, D'artagnon.
Gabriel Byrne portrayed a mid-aged D'artagnon in a poor rendition of "The Man in the Iron Mask," which had shabby resemblance to the book, though I thought Mr. Byrne had a great resemblance to what I thought a middle-aged D'artagnon should look like.
I included a pic of him and a quote from "Twenty Years After" book beside it in the set.

All for One
In the first book, The Three Musketeers, D'artagnon wasn't a Musketeer until the end. In the 4 books thereafter, he's a career military man in the Musketeers spanning 30 to 35 years.
 As a character he's shrewd, practical, witty, daring when inspired to be and loyal. He's also a great detective.
There was a case of an illegal dual and it was D'artagnon's assignment to figure out who was involved and what happened. So he goes to the duel's location, searches the "crime scene" like a blood hound, makes his determinations and tracks down the culprits. It's quite extraordinary.
In The Man in the Iron Mask, D'artagnon is entirely unaware of Aramis's intention to switch Louis for his twin. Aramis recruited Porthos to help, but Porthos didn't really understand what he was helping him accomplish.
The switch came to light in the palace, completely surprising the household and D'artagnon who was on duty.
The royal family ordered the mask reapplied to the twin brother and it was D'artagnon's unfortunate task to have take him away to some isolated spot to live out his life alone, then, afterwards, to hunt down his friends to try and arrest them for their treason, which would've ultimately led to execution.
D'artagon, (his surname and not first name) never married.  He resided in the upper rooms of a hotel run by a Swiss woman whom he had a passing relationship with, but never wished to marry.
Porthos had married and was a widower by the time Aramis recruited him into his treasonous plan to switch kings.
Athos never remarried, but had an illegitimate son he raised and adored. He wasn't involved in the King switch either.
Aramis became a Jesuit priest after being a Musketeer, made bishop and had his eyes on becoming Pope, which he wanted to use the King Louis's twin brother to help him do.
By the end of the saga, only one single Musketeer survived, however, you'll have to read "The Man in the Iron Mask" yourself to find out who!

Come back tomorrow for Wednesday's Garden Pic!

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