The Hunger Games And The CornucopiaPosted: March 23, 2012
I’m going to start out with an admission that I probably ought to make more often. I don’t know anything about what I’m writing about.
More specifically, I don’t know anything about The Hunger Games. I do know something about cornucopia and have written about it in the past. I don’t know how cornucopia fits in to what seems the big movie of the season.
So There I Was, Minding My Own Business
So much of life starts that way, doesn’t it?
I noticed Thursday on Facebook that a friend was planning to go to a midnight showing of The Hunger Games. The next morning, she was up and off to work. Later in the day she posted that she would be sleeping in on Saturday and would do in anyone who interrupted that sleep. She indicated she would do this “cornucopia style”.
Thinking of this person, a great mom and a friend I’ve had a lot of laughs with, losing her temper and raining cornucopia blows upon some unfortunate who woke her with a text message was a great source of amusement for me as I went through the day. I had no idea why she would choose the horn of plenty as a weapon.
So I Went Back To My Own Business
But cornucopia and The Hunger Games came and found me.
I went online and there it was, in another blog: “any one of the scenes involving the Cornucopia could be a reenactment of every meal served at our dining table ever.” The Hunger Games were in the title of the post, so I knew that the writer would be discussing the film on some level – I’m perceptive like that.
Given that I thought my friend had just developed an interest in unusual weapons that also produced food, it shocked me to run across it again.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks (or the horn of plenty). Both cornucopia references connected to the movie. So obviously, there is a cornucopia in The Hunger Games. I’m perceptive like that. Perhaps it is a food source. It could be something to vanquish one’s opponents with. There is nothing stopping it from being both.
So Now I’m Going Back To My Own Business Again
As big a deal as this movie seems, I’m sure I’m going to run across more references to the horn of plenty. I don’t know what role it plays in the movie. I just know that I’m now going to be a little afraid of Thanksgiving decorations.
And just for good measure, I’m not going to text my friend on Saturday morning.
Seriously, what’s the deal with the cornucopia?