Here I am…and you thought I wouldn’t make it!!
Today’s Latin word of the day – argumentum, and perhaps especially the “use it in a sentence” example given, ilia argumenta visa sunt certa…strike a chord with me today.
On day two of coughing induced laryngitis,
A big bowl of pho does a body good – ilia argumenta visa sunt certa
The past few days I’ve been working remotely from one of our satellite campuses babysitting the HR team of a retail giant as they rent a block of our online student abandoned classrooms for a hiring event. After a nearly idyllic week of gently imposed solitude interrupted by kind offers of “help yourself to a bagel” or “come join us for lunch” from my renters, today, my voicelessness made me feel completed isolated as I tried in vain to communicate with distant coworkers about things that I couldn’t seem to articulate in an email and they couldn’t hear me speak through the phone.
Although I’ve always savored solitude, being trapped in it can lead one in all manner of odd directions…
ilia argumenta visa sunt certa
And last but not least, coming across it as I looked for something else, I still adore this portrait –