Why a goofy Latin name?
Long story short:
- the song “Nigra Sum” by Pablo Casals made me fall in love with
- the Bible passage Song of Solomon 2:10-13, which made me fall in love with
- the Latin phrase “surge et veni, amica mea,” which means “rise up, my love, and come away.”
Surely you’re not surprised that the Proprietor here is a hopeless romantic.
…text and song below, m’dear:
My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
For lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grapes
give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away!
Song of Solomon 2:10-13 (NKJV)
The way I see it, Amica Mea is a gem with several facets:
- Gosh, it’s pretty and profound.
- I am Amica Mea. It’s literally been my username here for almost a decade, reminding me that I am the beloved of The Beloved, Jesus.
- If you belong to Jesus, you are Amica Mea. You are the beloved of The Beloved, treasured, cherished, cared for, with no detail of your life unforseen or left unprovided for.
- The Beloved created this world full of beauty, truth, justice, and life. Evil corrupted the good order of things, but the framework remains. It cannot be destroyed. Therefore, there is goodness, truth, power, and beauty to be found everywhere. Jesus beckons us to come away with Him on a spiritual walk through life, to see and feel it all for ourselves, and become more of who we were truly made to be, all while we’re still down here on Earth.
Therefore, Amica Mea Stuff at the core is about,
- sharing pretty and, ya know… pretty profound stuff,
- reminding myself why I’m here,
- reminding you why you’re here, and
- showing the world “the true tall tale” of The Beloved, as He artfully unfolds His redemption of all His creation.
And there you have it. I hope you enjoy your stay.
Jaclyn, the Proprietor