Thursday, September 13, 2012
Naming a Character
Names are important. They tell you a bit about a person before ever you know them.
Some names create a feeling of sweetness inside you. Others make you curious. Some are strong and bold.
Yet one thing I know about names. They come to mean something. A person's name becomes what they are.
If you are quiet, when people hear your name, they think of peace.
If you are outgoing, when others hear your name, they imagine laughter.
And yet there are other times when the following is true.
This makes me sad. It is so hard to believe that in so many people, this is true. To be honest, in a way, this is very true for me. (But you don't know my story, so how will you believe me? :D )
A good name is crucial.
A name with feeling and passion.
A name with meaning.
Roll it on you tongue. Speak it aloud. Test it. Try it. Feel it.
I love names, so much.
Particularly different names, (like my own).
But choose a name that speaks to you. Something you can imagine the character you want to develop standing behind.
Personal, up-close, and real.
Names are the backdrop of your creation.
This made me laugh....
On a deeper note, please pray for a friend of mine who lost a finger in a tractor accident yesterday. It is his left ring finger. He also broke his little finger. He is home from the hospital now and is doing better. The doctors were able to reconstruct half of the finger. Still, it is going to take him some time to learn how to do things now, particularly play his viola (he can use his little finger once it heals). We are all thanking God that this is all that happened, because it could have been so much worse. Farm equipment is dangerous.
All prayers appreciated and welcome.