Starting Cicero

This blog is like a journal or photo album that I have kept for many years now.  I have often been able to use it to recall seasons of my life and mark the progress I make in different areas.  So that is why I am sharing this picture here now. We have started translating Cicero in our homeschool.  Someday Cicero may be quite easy to me just as Latin declensions are easy to me now even though they were quite challenging a few years ago. I may see this post in a few years and rejoice at the progress I have made. For now, my daughter is much more proficient and even poetic with her translations than I am. This is because she has done exponentially more Latin exercises as a student than I have done in the past four years as the teacher who has so much else to do. But I have two more daughters to take through six years of Latin each total, too, Lord willing. So Cicero should be easy enough to me in a few years. As Lewis says, "poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship."  Perhaps I will be sailing through Cicero when I meet this post again a few years in the future.  


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