Sunday, February 18, 2007

It was bound to happen...

Eventually, I had to find a way to merge my crafty side with my love for Latin... ;D Here's what I came up with...



It's a wooden sign for my parents' new farm in Virginia. It'll either go outside on the back porch or over the front door. Haven't decided yet. Of course, the house hasn't even been built yet, so I'm not sure exactly where it will end up... And I might antique it, but I haven't made up my mind about that yet. It says, "Behold, everything is green." And then in smaller letters: "The meadows and the fields and the woods and the groves." Thought it quite appropriate for a farm...

Mom says that it might be taken as pretentious by some people, but I told her that I didn't care. I made it because I wanted to and for the house, not for everybody else. And if they don't know Latin, they can just ask me what it says and I'll tell them. It's not like I expect that everyone and their brother reads Latin... but I do, and I quite like it. It's a damn fun language. And I like my sign.

2 comments:

ilana said...

But why is being educated seen as pretentious? If you've got it, use it, and who cares what anyone else thinks!

Rachael said...

::shrugs:: I don't know... That's what I figure too.