All posts tagged: je ne change qu’en mourant

je ne change qu’en mourant

It means I will only change by dying. I got a new tattoo, folks! This time round, it was a new one on the wrist and I’m loving how it looks! Malvin from Primitive Arts at Far East Plaza did it for me. I think there is still some touching up that needs to be done. Shall wait for 3 weeks before I head back to fix it. These were some of the fonts I considered before getting the tattoo. Wanted to pick the 4th font, but the artist said that the tattoo needs to be much bigger to be able to show all the details. So, nope. Bleah. So I picked the 3rd font instead. This motto (or rather, phrase) came with the necklace A and I bought together. I love how the phrase sounded and meant. The tattoo artist tattooed the “q” as a “g”. Faints. Need to go back after 3 weeks to alter that part. Bleah! Other than that, I really love the new ink On a sidenote, I think my …

I change, but in dying.

LINES ON A SEAL “Je ne change, qu’en mourant.” The Poetical Writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., LL.D. In bower and garden, rich and rare, There’s many a cherished flower, Whose beauty fades, whose fragrance flits, Within the flitting hour. Not so the simple forest leaf, Unprized, unnoted lying, The same, thro’ all its little life, It changes, but in dying. Be such, and only such, my friend, Once mine, and mine for ever: And here’s a hand, to clasp in thine, That shall desert thee, never. And thou, be such, my gentle love, Time, chance, the world, defying; And take, ’tis all I have, a heart, That changes, but in dying.