Saturday February 25th 2012 Tim
have rejoined the ranks of the gainfully employed. The barrier of Latin,
which remains the traditional language of academic qualification in some
parts of the world, has been broken. The phrase Baccalaurei in Scientia
Economica and the extraordinary date AD MCMLXXXII have both been
translated into a more comprehensible usage, and accepted.
These little things mean belonging.
On the other side is the
reality of an understanding that pursues product, defers preciousness to a
set of accounts, bends soul to the will of the powerful, eagerly impresses
upon mind the importance of riches to an individual's worth. And oddly
I have never been prouder of magna cum laude. Of course Semper Fidelis
is Latin too, so clearly I am still a long way from cured.