Call me Ishmael.

DECEMBER 23 – NEW NAME

Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?

(Author: Becca Wilcott)

I miss the point of this one. I don’t really want to be anyone else or have a different name. Oh, I suppose I like the name Zoe. Or Phoebe. But …well I was born with the name of Jill. At 16 I rechristened myself Jyllian and I never looked back. I needed to …I had some very difficult things in my life that I needed to distance myself from. I needed to make a dividing line between what was and what would be.  It was successful. While that hurt is a part of me—that is unavoidable–it hasn’t ruined my life or defined me.

Maybe Sister Leatha Wilhelmina Skullgristle. Yeah I could do that.