‘Salve Magister!’ ‘
That’s what we used to say at the beginning of our Latin classes at school – yes I come from last days of Latin being taught and I remember only a couple of phrases, mostly to do agriculture and war. The above translates: ‘Good Morning Sir!’ or – perhaps – ‘Hail Oh Great Teacher!’ And then in reply – ‘Be seated students!’ This could be me talking to you? Though I think our relationship is more mutual.
Or, more likely, theatre as an art form addressing moi – telling me to sit down and listen (and watch). The bulk of the wisdom I have accrued in my life time thus far has come, pretty much in equal portions, from my lived experiences (mostly my mistakes) in all their wonder and glory and the many lessons I have learned Read the rest of this entry »