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 Two quotes- #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 Atque Non 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. Send us your words and stories.