Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Sweatshirt of Turin
I leaned up against the railing of the ship on deck 7. It was wet outside and the rail was spotted with water. At the time I didn't realize I had gotten my sweatshirt wet.
When I got back to my cabin I noticed that the water mark formed what looked like words a foreign language. I was sure it was a message from Neptune himself, so I photographed the marks to study them before they dried up and disappeared.
It looks middle eastern in origin and today is Yom Kippur after all. I am thinking it is prophecy, perhaps the formula for world peace. The fact that it might just be random water spots is the last thing that comes to my mind.
So if anyone reads a language that is even close to what this looks like and can translate, please comment and let me know.  It could also be that I have it turned upside down.  Magic writing rarely comes with directions. So, if it is closer to an actual language when flipped feel free to either stand on your head, or turn your monitor upside down. 
Being that I know the friends that read this blog, I am prepared for the bogus translations like, "Kick Me" and "I'm a jerk".  Just know that I have already gone there so only legitimate offerings please.  
As you were,
Jay

5 comments:

P. Grecian said...

It says, "Wash in cold water. Tumble dry" in Hebrew.

Jay Johnson said...

Thank you Phil. I had of course missed that one.
J

Roomie said...

R,
We would never say anything of a disparaging nature to you about anything....you should know that by now!!!!! After giving the markings on your sweatshirt close scrutiny from all different angles....we have come to the conclusion that it is a message from Sandi....and says..."Hurry up and get home, you've been gone long enough!!!!"
Carry on,
D&M

the other one said...

I see Avu' JEO

which translates to
Avenue of JEO (Jupiter Europa Orbiter).

This must be the journey to explore Europa.

So perhaps this is a message from space...

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Anonymous said...

It's Arabic for "Caution. Wet Rail."


Bob Baker