March 29 – Quo Vadis?

Augusta? Macon?
Chattanooga? Birmingham?
Bypass? Quo Vadis?

A Latin phrase meaning “Where are you marching?” It is also commonly translated as “Where are you going?” or, poetically, “Whither goest thou?” (Wikipedia)

Inspired by the road signs and directions at the I85 and I285 interchange in North Georgia AND the EB White story, Quo vadimus?, about two men who meet each other on the street. One asks the other Quo vadis? and after a bit of hesitation, tells him a very complex tale of where he is going, and what he is going to do. (New Yorker, May 24, 1930 Issue)

White writes, “Did it ever occur to you that there’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another?”

As a post script, a little known piece of family trivia is that son Ellington’s full name is Ellington Bernard Hoffman.

He is named after Duke Ellington, Bernard Berg (Grand Father) AND EB White.

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