The Greeks held out against Persia
Who was a thousand times stronger than them
But who won the battle of Marathon and Thermopylae
We don’t remember much about it
We only honor the common soldier
Who ran heroically from Marathon to Athens to announce victory
And of course we know Leonidas
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On the other hand, the triumphant Roman generals are remembered
Some of them staged themselves with a pen soaked in ink
But the ink was dry
Not all of them ended well

I was the slave of one of them
He treated me well
I liked him 
My triumphant general was parading on his chariot
Under the triumphal arch
Acclaimed by all peoples
I would then repeat it to him by ear
“Memento mori”

But my voice carried little
Under the volume of the crowd

I saw him as a kid.
I saw him grow up.
I saw him grow old.
But not too old though

He treated me well
I liked him
But he ended up listening
All those people who wore him as a hero
As if he had fought the war alone

He ended up overestimating his strengths
He died of a fall
He wanted to catch honey

He himself believed in his perfection
He forgot all the faithful soldiers
All the people
Who had made his glory

He forgot that he was a mere mortal
He forgot to listen to me.
He forgot to remain humble
He forgot that he needed the others

But it’s not completely his fault.
They all needed a hero.
They had to choose a prince
When they just needed gods
They all kept him above the clouds
They built his wings out of wax
He flew too high
Forgetting that they were imaginary

And the wax from his ears melted away
Under the sunlight

Aurianne Or


Roman triumph – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_triumph

In Ancient Rome, a slave would continuously whisper ‘Remember you are mortal’ in the ears of victorious generals as they were paraded through the streets after coming home, triumphant, from battle: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/01/23/in-ancient-rome-a-slave-would-continuously-whisper-remember-you-are-mortal-in-the-ears-of-victorious-generals-as-they-were-paraded-through-the-streets-after-coming-home-triumphant-from-battle/

 

 

As a mother of two children, I often end up carrying three pairs of sunglasses — on my T-shirt… It is not that convenient, so, I’ve thought about this little family sunglasses holder. My husband usually deals with his sunglasses, that’s why I’ve created one for three pairs. This is just an idea, this is super convenient for me. Please adapt it to your needs and your bags.

I have used cotton Thai traditional fabric (a) for the outside, another red cotton fabric (b) for the inside and a zipper. The red ribbon is just here to hide some bad sawing.

1. First, I’ve measured what I really needed (17 x18 cm in my case) and added a bit extra for the sewing. Then I’ve made two rectangles with fabric a and two with fabric b. You have to imagine your holder upside down; fabric a is inside and outside is fabric b. Then I measured where I needed to sew and drew a line with chalk. I added the hooks (dark blue fabric + metallic rectangles). I pinned them. 2. I sew  along the chalk lines.

3. I pinned then sew the top of the holder.

4. I’ve finished the piece. I then had a holder for two pairs of sunglasses. I wanted a third one, so I had an idea…

5. I made a lined Zipper pouch (see tutorial below), and then 6. sew it to the main piece.

6. I then add buttons or ribbons for decoration purposes or to hide bad curves or bad sewing.

When you’ve finished yours, don’t tell anybody about what’s wrong, it must be a secret…You have to boast around and be proud of yourself!

How to make a Lined Zipper Pouch (Lined Zipper Bag): https://youtu.be/_TLCx197YoQ

You can also use the glasses pouch as a bag by adding a strap…

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There you are!

Flamme à lunettes (English): https://youtu.be/Ej6gP7snEko