Call me Ishmael.

Call me Ishmael.


Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?

(Author: Becca Wilcott)

I miss the point of this one. I don’t really want to be anyone else or have a different name. Oh, I suppose I like the name Zoe. Or Phoebe. But …well I was born with the name of Jill. At 16 I rechristened myself Jyllian and I never looked back. I needed to …I had some very difficult things in my life that I needed to distance myself from. I needed to make a dividing line between what was and what would be.  It was successful. While that hurt is a part of me—that is unavoidable–it hasn’t ruined my life or defined me.

Maybe Sister Leatha Wilhelmina Skullgristle. Yeah I could do that.