November 29, 2010

Monday. seventeen

yes, last week i finally turned seventeen.
no, i don't feel any older, more responsible, or more mature than before.
i just feel like me.


November 28, 2010

Monday. identity

what's in a name? would a rose, by any other name, smell as sweet? individualism is cherished and praised in most places around the world. we, and we alone, decide how we want to be viewed by others. what we want associated with our names. what images, colours, scenes, come to mind when you think of someone close to you? when naming children, we often steer clear of names of people who have done us wrong in the past. superstition perhaps? my name is rhiannon; this means "nymph". however, i was almost named kimberley; which means "royal forest" or "meadow". the truth is, there is no personality trait associated with any one name. identity is flexible. we have the power to redefine who we are, and how we are perceived as a person.
what's in a name?