I’m so busy trying to tie up thing at work today before my Ice Hotel trip, so this is our first guest post for Words with Weight sent in by JoDee Jetton
#1- lives over my desk – every desk – I’ve moved it countless times – it is my most favorite an oldie but a goodie
“Talent is a long patience, And originality an effort of will, and intense observation”- Flaubert- ahhh… the French gotta love ’em.
#2- even older- but pretty cool – I keep this one in sight and it is often scrawled on my bathroom mirror in wipe off marker- my favorite method to place words to live by in my face- this is such fun ’cause it’s in Latin- and its always cool what people think it means- and what interesting character observations can be drawn from what folks will tell you . “Vocatus
Deus A Derit” Translation = Bidden or not God ( insert Goddess, Gaia, Supreme being, Great Spirit, deity of your choice here) is Present- kind of appropriate – for this time of year – Santas’ watching- so be good for goodness sake- I kind of think of it as the “mean people suck” of philosophy, so be nice Dammit!.
And lastly my word tattoo- I know in the very cool book I saw on this subject Kanjis were discounted as literary- but mine has a pretty cool meaning- My sister was living in Malaysia- she is 10 yrs older than me – and we are pretty close- especially after my Mom passed away- I wanted a tat forever – but it’s that commitment thing- and I wanted something that would be a forever kind of statement- sooooo – probably the most important relationship in my life is with my Sister- she had a calligrapher friend in Malaysia draw up the Chinese characters for sister- always doubled since sisters in of itself means two- one older one younger- over the character for love which is how the word is written- when she was home for a visit- we took the work to a very cool shop in Denver on south Broadway called the Ink Tank- and we had them done, mine on the outside of my right ankle and hers on the outside of her left ankle – so when we’re walking down the street you can see each of ours- oh and by the way – my Chinese medicine Doctor saw it and smiled- I didn’t tell her what it meant but asked if she could read it to me- wanted to make sure it didn’t say – stoopid white girl- and she smiled at me, my sweet cultural revolution surviving acupuncturist Auntie- and said- ” It means you and your sister love each other very much” – perfect- love your blog- digg it with the biggest shovel ever- William Burroughs said language is virus ans we only exisit to pass it on – words the only way we change the world.
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