Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Name change

I love the color, the heft, the number and the reality of her.

But my Osprey 'Ariel' 65
simply can't go on the Camino with me 
being referred to as 'Ariel';
too Walt Disney,
too many visions of ginger mermaids;
even though I'll be ending up at the sea
in Finisterre,
it just felt like the wrong name
for my backpack.

Meet Beatrix:

Beatrix is a combination of "viatrix," 
Latin for a female voyager or traveler  
and "beatus," Latin for "blessed." 

The name thus means something 
equivalent to 
"blessed traveler."

There ya go...
MUCH better.

No comments: