My given name, & the name on my birth certificate are the same.
The name I am known by, & use, for everyday friend ship, is not the same. I have become, essentially, 2 different 'persons'. Beings?
Am I a Split Personality?
I have long loathed my 'given' name. I am not sure why, but I have disliked it from as far back as I can remember. I hated to hear it, calling for my attention. I hated the film star who bore the same name~ though I am sure that is not why I was given the name, by my mother. It was considered an "Irish Name" & my mother loved it. She was quite sad, that I did not share her love for the name.
A school friend shared the name, & we sat together to defray the difficult questions. I answered the English questions, she answered the maths!
On the occasions her mother filled in as teacher, we just hunkered down, & hoped she would ignore us!!
I have foreign-born rellies, who pronounc it quite differently, & it sounds so pretty in their mouths, with the different inflections. I hear them call my name, & I could almost like it. But, I will stick to the name I am known by. It seems to suit me, after all these years.
After all, I am a bit of a witch! Meg, Meggie. Much more 'me'!
I have an Amethyst for birth stone. What does that mean? How does one interpret such a thing? I am not superstitious. (to Quote Cheri, I am "slightly sticious"). I do love Amethysts & have worn a pendant my mother gave me, almost to death.
I say that lightly, but it has worn out the connecting link to the chain, & came off in the shower. I just blessed the fact that it clinked, & I did not lose it down the drain.
Looking at it now, I see there is very likely a bit more that has worn out, & gone missing. I intend to get it repaired.
This Amethyst flower is very pretty. I have forgotten it's name. I nicked it from the internet.
And here, I am told, is Browillia, an amethyst flower. I have never seen it in real life. I do love the colour.I am also fond of the Passion flower . However, I very likely will not wear purple whe I grow old. It has some very unhappy memories that go with it, so I may be excused!
It is late, so I will keep the remains of the day, for another time!!
Have a great weekend!
Marty Robbins, Devil Woman.