Latin saying- Factum fieri infectum non potest
Meaning- The deed cannot be undone
We grew up singing “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We hoped it would protect us from hateful things.
We learned along the way that words actually can hurt just as much, if not more, than sticks and stones. Yet, people have gotten progressively more bold in slingshotting them at others.
They convince themselves that they have the right, that they are a crusader that will change people’s minds and “stick it to the man” with their irreverent and wounding words.
And they might, but not without a cost.
Not without a weight to carry.
No deed can be undone, no word unsaid.
When we choose kindness backlit with empathy, we free ourselves from a future full of bruised hearts and broken relationships.
Words can be weapons, but only if we use them that way.
We always have a choice
This piece is part of my "Dead Language, Undead Truth" collection, which includes black and white illustrations that symbolize the latin phrase I paired them with.
The originals are all hand drawn with india ink.
Purchase your favorite or create a collage wall with multiple designs.
With over 30 pieces, you're sure to find one that speaks to you.
Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%