O.K., I did it, my youngest daughter has already outed me and my middle daughter as already chastised me. I got a tattoo. For anyone who has followed my posts, you are aware that my relationship with my parents is strained and I feel closest to my paternal grandparents. I wanted my grandparents initials and dates of birth and death tattooed on my left ring finger. The guy told me I was nuts but he was able to put both of their initials on my left ring finger. I wanted my left ring finger because ancient beliefs connect the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart.
Ancient Romans believed the vein in the fourth or "ring" finger of the left hand led directly to the heart. They called this vein the "vena amoris," meaning the "vein of love." It is generally accepted that this began the practice of placing the wedding finger on the fourth finger of the left hand. To put this into historical perspective, the Roman Empire began as early as 750 B.C. and collapsed around 476 A.D. In addition, historical Christian wedding ceremonies included a ring exchange where the groom recited, starting at the thumb, "In the name of the Father," then the first finger, "and the Son," then the second finger, "and the Holy Ghost," and finally, placing the ring on the fourth finger, "Amen."
This was my way of keeping them close, of honoring them, of loving them. My daughter told me it would hurt but it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be.Today's quote is from the http://www.quotegarden.com/...
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. ~Mae West
To all my DC friends (people I haven't yet had the pleasure to meet) and family ( those people not biologically related to me, but with whom I have mutual respect and love for; they used to be friends but now that I know them, they're family now!!!) stay safe, keep warm, sleep well, be blessed
"Strengthen your shoulder muscles while seated by climbing an imaginary rope for 30 seconds"