May 102013
 

If you hadn’t already noticed, I’ve set out a shingle and opened up a shop for custom Hebrew calligraphy. That means any poem on this whole site (in the public domain) that you like (or anything else, really) can be turned into a frame-ready piece of calligraphy suitable for accenting any room or office, or pawning off on any friend or relative you can’t think of a more practical gift for.

And though I passionately despise Facebook and all its works and all its pomps, my legal counsel insisted – quite forcefully, and repeatedly, and without consideration of my delicate poet’s feelings (“Dude, I love you, but you’re an idiot”) – that I create a Facebook page for this site’s poetry and calligraphy. Apparently it’s all about getting the eyeballs. Or the clicks. Or the likes. Or the whatevers. I am wary at best of all this online social media marketing absurdity (despite having done it for a living back when it was slightly less batshit insane). But if it’s not out of your way, please like Soul and Gone’s Facebook page, or direct your friends to it, or however it actually works (I am not entirely sure, honestly). Tell your Bible-thumping Christian friends I do Bible verses (although please also note to them that things like “love is patient, love is kind” and “for God so loved the world” were actually originally written in Greek; this has been a recurring problem for me).

I will continue translating Hebrew poetry into English on the regular for absolutely free, of course. That is Soul and Gone’s mission statement, such as it is. But if you’ve got Hebrew calligraphy needs, keep a brother in mind. I need a new lightbox, and wine isn’t free.

Love,
Michael

P.S. This just happens to be this blog’s 300th post! It’s gotta be mazldik!

  6 Responses to “By the way…”

  1. Your legal counsel sounds most intelligent. And attractive.

  2. Eh, he’s, you know, not without his charm…like, say you were seal hunting or something and got stranded on an ice floe and all the women were back in the village, I mean, y’know, I’d hit it.

  3. if i had facebook you know i’d be shilling for you, ese

  4. You could always draw on your professional experience and sell my calligraphy door-to-door…

    5% commission.

  5. while i’m flattered that anyone would refer to anything i’ve done as “professional experience,” i will still say that i hate you.

  6. Now that you’ve sold your soul to the corporate machine, you’re going to be needing this.

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