A friend was recently talking about a place that was peaceful and so I started to think about silence, even now although I cannot hear any traffic outside, noises can be heard inside the house. The motor on the fridge just kicked in.
Did you know that Harpo Marx was named after the Greek God of silence Harpocrates, well I didn't. But I do now!
Apparently the French have an expression D'ecouvrir le pot aux roses, to discover the pot of roses, which means a secret! Can you keep a secret when you have had a few too many? The term sub rosa, means that you should keep what you hear a secret.
Link to wikipedia Harpocrates.
Link to wikipedia Sub rosa
Here is a picture that I took last summer in Fougeres, and BTW the price of the roses hasn't gone up yet!
I hope that you don't have to keep any secrets this weekend!
PS..Buy yourself some golden roses for Easter.
The French word for peaceful is tranquille
The French word to tell is raconter....en raconter = to tell tales.
Etymology for the word private.