Can a smile of a certain person get me through the summer?
“We were dancing in the middle of the desert, you said we’d burn under the sun. I said I’d rather be the color of pleasure…” (Sinead Lohan, “No Mermaid”) “But God made love, God made the rivers run, and cowboy boots and bathing suits and the boy whose skin dries in the sun…” (Dar Williams, “Teen For God”) “You hold my...
Latin is exhausting. Especially when one is trying to compose a sentiment to a person greatly respected and admired, who also probably has Latin dialogue in his dreams. It always occurs where I send off such an email, and soon after in a moment of respite realize an incorrect declension and/or conjugation. I of course rush back to my computer to send a follow-up message (which I write up, then...
Vivere Et Audire
I heard it said once that “Life is about relationships, the rest is just noise.”
A few select words from the Oxford Latin Dictionary— Basiolum, ~i: A little kiss Cacosyntheton, ~i: And ugly-sounding group of letters or words Caecitas, ~atis: Blindness Caeles, ~istis: Dwelling in, connected with heaven Caeruleus, ~ea, ~eum: Blue, greenish blue Caesullus, ~a, ~um: Grey-eyed Calabrix, ~icis: Thorn-tree Coroniola, ~ae: Autumn rose Fulgeo, ~ere, ~si: To shine...