Thursday, September 22, 2011

For the Book of Names Project

To be named after a god: It marks you, makes visible the water with which you were baptized, the oil with which you are anointed. In the context of a world that has either reduced God to little gods (or which is ready to kill for a god, not necessarily yours--and if it kills in the name of your god, doesn't that make things worse?), it is not always beneficial--it can be dangerous, like a yellow star. It describes the largeness or smallness of your parents' world, their hopes and ambitions at the time of your birth.


Feeling a little bit better. The body doesn't hurt anymore. But still sick.

Still, one is grateful for what's been given.

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