Day 4, 7th March 2014
jocular adjective \ˈjä-kyə-lər\
: liking to tell jokes
: said or done as a joke
: given to jesting : habitually jolly or jocund
: characterized by jesting : playful
Day 3, 4th March 2014
I stumbled upon this while reading China Mieville's short story, Reports of Certain Events in London and it had consequently lodged it’s way into my mind. For some unknown reason, I am left with a peculiar sense of foreboding at the phrase and therefore have decided to commit it to my wall.
viae is the genitive singular of the Latin noun via of the first declension and a feminine gender. It is defined as 1.) journey and 2.) way, road, street
ferae is the genitive singular of the Latin noun fera also of the first declension and a feminine gender. It’s definition is given as 1.) wild beast/animal
And so I conclude that Viae Ferae bears the meaning Wild/Feral Street, which is interesting with regards to the project in whole (i.e blankpages, Love Notes & Coffee Talk and Ramblings of A Lost Forgotten) in that I came into the project with the aim of viewing the paths I tread each day and the words that would assail my thoughts through a different lens; seeing them as untamed and allowing myself to get lost in their wildness.
The phrase disturbs me somewhat, although it may merely be the subtle link it has to the project at hand, but I am nevertheless determined to see the whole project through.