Saturday, July 30, 2016

1966


I had to learn Roman numerals as a child, but then I went to a Roman Catholic school. The system isn't taught anywhere now, is it? (Unless maybe you take Latin, which is a bit hard to find these days. I was in the first class in my high school that only had to take three years of it, not four. Did you know that you can sing all 28,000 lines of Vergil's Aeneid to the tune of The Stars and Stripes Forever and the whole thing scans correctly? But I digress.)

So if the numeral system stuck in my brain correctly, the tattoo on this young woman's spine says 1966. I can guarantee you that she is not 50 years old. The meaning is a mystery.
               

10 comments:

bill burke said...

Interesting mystery, could be anything. I remember learning Roman numerals when I was in grade school. I also had to take Latin for 2 years.

s.c said...

Those little details picked randomly makes this kind of photography so interesting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tattoos can often be a mystery Bob 😃

kukla said...

When I was a kid, we didn't take Latin in public grade schools -- but the classroom clock showed the time in Roman numerals. I remember a brief lesson, maybe two, using the clock as instruction.

Stefan Jansson said...

Could be that one or both of parents were born in 1966.

William Kendall said...

Stefan had the same thought as I did.

Sharon Anck said...

I love mysteries like that and I love her backpack.

RedPat said...

What could 1966 mean for her? We had to take Latin for 4 years but we had a wonderful nun who loved Latin and made it such fun!
1967 was a better year! ;-)

Jack said...

Isn't this a juicy mystery? 1966. I can't think of any reason why that would be meaningful to a young woman, nor why she would do it in Roman numerals.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Roman numerals used to be taught in all French public schools, no need to take Latin for that. Not sure it's still the case today.