Sunday, August 30, 2009

Decisions decisions

I'm thinking about Veronica, Saint Veronica in particular. Etymology has ascribed the name Veronica to the Latin word vera, meaning true, and the Greek word icon, meaning image.

Did you know that Saint Veronica is the patron Saint of photographers? Until recently, I did not know that. But when I learned it, I began to research what I could find about Saint Veronica.

In brief, when Christ fell on his way to Cavalry, a woman handed a veil to Him so that He could wipe His brow. According to tradition, the cloth was imprinted with the image of Christ's face. This woman was Veronica, and this incident is all we really know about her, and the veil has become her symbol ever since.

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The relic is still preserved in St. Peter's Basicila in Vatican City, and the memory of Veronica's act of charity is commemorated in the Stations of the Cross.

Are you wondering if I have a point? I do have a point.

I've decided to name the new website The Saint Veronica Project.

I am moved by the True Image meaning behind the name Veronica. I also like the idea of naming this photographic collaboration between Donald and me after the Patron Saint of Photography. I hope that Saint Veronica will guide and bless us as we journey together.

After all of your wonderful suggestions and kind comments, and I thank each of you for them, everything in me tells me to go with this name. I didn't want to make the title about Donald's wheelchair, didn't want to promote that handicap, and although I liked many of the names with the word, street, in them, I felt that too was limiting Donald. With The Saint Veronica Project, I don't feel any limitations at all, on Donald or me. What I feel is inspiration, and connection.

Donald likes it. I like it. I hope you like it.

9 comments:

maxngabbie said...

the name you chose sits well with me....and it is so suiting. how does donald feel about it? i can hardly wait to view the site!

Life at Star's Rest said...

I love it. Full of hope and absolutely no limitations. Carmon

Anonymous said...

i love the name you chose for the project it is perfect. i think the gift of the veil is the same as the gift of the camera.
dede

Velvet Sacks said...

I never knew about Saint Veronica, but I think her name is really fitting for this project. Can't wait to see the site up an running.

Cheekey said...

Love it! Thanks also for including us in the journey that took you to the name.

Soulful said...

I like it. I like it a lot indeed.

ghost said...

i do like it. immensely.

maxngabbie said...

I.Just.Love your new banner...is that what they call it?

Duly Inspired said...

All - Thank you for the support. I'm excited about the name too.

MnG - Thank you for the comment on the banner.