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Dreaming in Latin

I read a passage in Latin last night, and I found I had a shockingly strong emotion reaction to it.

Not to the passage itself, which was a basic present-tense narrative you'd see for practice in a textbook. But to the process of reading it, and to the discovery that I could. I took two years of Latin in high school from pure love, and one last my senior year of college. I got decently good at it, to my pleasure, as I love the sound of it, the history and the grandeur it conveys. I wanted to know it to include in my writing, which always leaned toward depicting the long ago and far away.

I was pleased I still could read any of it at all, since I have not studied it at all in like eight years. But I did love Latin, and would love to really be good at it. I saved my college textbook specifically so someday I could use it to improve on my own. But I never did. I've been so busy, so focused on things that were more important to me, that I never really had any spare effort to put towards it. As worthy a pursuit as it is, I decided a while ago that I was going to be putting pretty much all foreign language learning aside as something I just couldn't prioritize given all the other things I do and want to be good at.

God knows I'm full up right now. So much so I'm hovering near exhaustion, and it's only going to get heavier from here. But I got such a joy out of reading that little Latin practice passage. And I am working on the Adonis stories. It would be very cool if I could include a little Latin in those. It would be lovely if I could brush up on it and pick it back up again.

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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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