Iam mens praetrepidans avet vagari. - Catullus

(Now the mind, trembling in anticipation, wishes to wander.)

invokedforces asked: Love your Tumblr name / Melpomene. I always try to convince people that it's a totally doable name for a kid.

Thank you so much! I’ve always had a special place in my heart for her since Horace invoked her in one of my favourite poems of his (III.30). And anyway, who doesn’t love a little bit of tragedy (besides, say, Oedipus)? 

It’s a lovely name, and it can always be shortened to “Mel,” right? :) 

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