a reply to: BASSPLYR
You know, it's possible that I may have a solution to your problem...
...and I think beansidhe will agree with me on this...we have to change 'Her' name...
(not beansidhe's - you know, 'Her' - swmbo)
Okay, here's what happened:
I was using the facilities in my bathroom (which interestingly enough is entirely floored in hexagon shaped tiles), and as my eyes wandered the two
dimensional ceramic honeycomb at my feet, I slipped into that meditative state which many of us slip into while attending to certain personal care
...and all of a sudden 'She' (you know, swmbo) came to mind, and I had a very 'strange thought', which went like this:
"I don't think 'She' wants to be called, "She who must be obeyed" anymore..."
And when I asked the 'strange thought' Why?, it said:
"Well, it does have an awfully tyrannical sound to it."
So, I asked what 'She' would like to be called, and the 'strange thought' said:
Where upon I asked, 'Is that what that 'bee' thing is all about over at Baddogma's thread?'...
...to which the 'thought' (being no less 'strange') replied: "mmmm" "Yes"
After a brief pause it continued, "...actually, I think 'Lady Melissa' might be kind of nice..."
- At this point, attendance to necessities concluded, I came out of the meditative state, and the 'strange thought' was no more.
So! Make of it what you will, but I swear - totally true story...
...along with which, I now submit to you - the concept from beansidhe's earlier 'faery lore' post on the importance of "names" and the power inherent
...as I offer the following conclusion:
'Names' do have power, they can become self-fulfilling prophecies (many a child has grown up to fulfill the nicknames he was taunted with by bullies
in the school playground)...
...And I have personally known men whose professions literally match their name (and nobody does that on purpose), my spine surgeon is Dr. Sawin (Saw
'in'), and my dentist is Dr. Enfinger!
My point is this - perhaps if 'She' has a kinder, gentler 'name', she will become a kinder, gentler 'Her'...
What say you? Shall we have a christening?
I say yes! I say cheers!
Cheers to Lady Melissa! And may 'She' and we be much blessed by it!!
edit on 3-2-2016 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)