Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Pretentious? Moi?

I have been taking part in Amy's Valentine Card swap (other participants look away now, potential spoiler alert!), and I had trouble finding inspiration. Then it came to me right at the eleventh hour and I produced this.
The stray glue doesn't look as bad in real life. Honest
Yes. I am the proud sender of the most pretentious card ever produced as part of a card swap. I posed it on Ulysses for the photograph to make it worse. I have no excuse. On the bright side if I ever have to send out any ransom notes I could do it quite quickly now. (I did get a bit of glue on the front, but, I am working on being less perfectionist and neurotic. So I left it. Oh, my swap partner has much to forgive).

(It means: I hate and I love. Why do I do this, perhaps you ask. I don't know, but I feel it happen, and I am tortured. It is by Catullus and I do think it pretty much says all you ever need to in a love poem, and if western society had just left it at that, we could have done away with great swathes of Shakespeare and probably quite a few of the Metaphysicals. Never mind though, nobody ever listens to my fantastic ideas about literary utility).

4 comments:

Marushka C. said...

You have managed to be classical and postmodern all at the same time.

mooncalf said...

Nice! I'm a big Catullus fan.

I particularly like the use of an ampersand - I think that adds a little post-modern humour :)

Mumma Troll said...

Not pretentious at all. I'd call it educated punk.x

Amy said...

Thanks for posting your card for the swap. Your partner let me know she got it on Feb 7. I put a linky up on my blog so people can check it out. Thanks for playing.