Hello, I am a young artist living and working in
New York, and I'm posting here because I'm seeking information that
relates to this forum's collective knowledge of the Klingon Language and its
translation into English.
I seek a Klingon Translation of the Serenity Prayer (Specifically, the
version of the prayer used by Alcoholics Anonymous), which is as
"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference."
This elegant and powerful prayer has been very important to me
throughout my life, and I am i interested in finding a new way to
present it to the world. My intention is to create an ornamental
plaque featuring sculptural elements in carved relief along with the
Serenity Prayer (translated into Klingon, and written in Klingon
script). I am hoping not only to create a beautiful artwork, but also
that that such an artwork could evoke in a viewer some contemplation
about the universal need for prayer. I am also interested in the ways
in which such an object would represent a domestic side of Klingon
culture that is rarely in the public consciousness. I am also
interested in the way that such a sculpture addresses contemporary
relationships to both religion and entertainment.
I am also hoping that this project could also create more awareness of
the Klingon Language.
My question for you is this:
Where can I find a translation of this prayer rendered in Klingon
script? I am looking for something more than a simple swapping out of
words, English for Klingon, but rather a translation that would
respect the integrity of both the prayer and the Klingon language. I
would love to be as accurate as possible.
Also, here is a link to my website, where you can see pictures of some of my
drawings and paintings :www.tedmineo.com