Living Up to Your Name
I've always loved the idea of
choosing a name because of it's meaning,
for example, like the American Indians
did in naming their children.
However, it could put a bit of pressure upon a person
to live up to that name, especially if
you got one like "always speaks the truth"
or "eats like a bird" (especially if you love food!)
A perfect example of something living up to its name
appeared in my yard this week.
The Surprise Lily
(or Spider Lily as some people call it)
always appears when the weather begins to cool
and a hint of fall is in the air.
I never expect them, they just seem to pop up.
And what a surprise they were this year!
With the drought this summer, I had no idea
these spidery red blooms would show up and show out!
They seem totally unaffected by the
lack of water and extreme heat.
In fact, they actually seem to have thrived.
They popped up in places I never expected.
(hence the name surprise lily?)
I feel like Fall has finally arrived!
Just out of curosity, I did a search on my name, Carolyn,
and found several different meanings.
One English meaning is "joy or song of happiness".
I like that one, even though I am not sure I always live up to it!
Another is a variation of the masculine name Charles,
which means "manly" and one source gave the feminine meaning
as "little womanly one". That one, I think I can be:))