Thursday, May 1, 2008
Word of the Week: Atua
n. 1. God (as revealed in Christ). 2. God (heathen).
adj. 1. Divine, godlike.
v. 1. Embalm
Can you use it in a sentence?
What in Atua's name is going on in here?
When I picked Atua as my word of the week, I had no idea that verb form of the word means to embalm. This is a very strange development that I am not sure I understand.
I picked Atua as my word of the week because I have started a picture project. There are so many churches in Samoa, you cannot swing a dead cat (not that I am in the habit of swinging dead cats) without hitting one. You also cannot bike along Beach Road with out passing a church ever few feet. My current goal is the shoot all the churches along Beach Road between Apia and the airport. That in itself will be a huge undertaking. However, I also hope to shoot any church I come across in my two-year stay here. I probably won't limit myself to churches either, there were some fabulous dollar store statues of Jesus in Chan Mow that I have to get on film (well, on a digital SD card).
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