Monday, April 18, 2016

Born from Story


“When the baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went
skipping about, and that was the beginning of the fairies.”
–Sir James Barrie, Peter Pan


I was born from story. In a story. I’ve discussed what’s in a name on this blog before. Today I’m getting personal. What’s in my name? The name Wendy originated from Peter Pan.

And Wendy wasn’t just a casual mention in this epic tale. Wendy was a storyteller. She passed hope on to the Lost Boys. Her stories meant something to people.

And here I am all these years later. A real Wendy. Inspired to do the same.

Maybe we’re all born of stories.

Margaret Atwood wrote, “In the end, we’ll all become stories.”


What’s in your name?


4 comments:

  1. Interesting :) I love this. I was named after a baseball player of some sort :)

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    1. Thanks! So was Pete from my latest book. You two have that in common.

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  2. When my parents were going together, my dad gave my mother a lapel pin.It was a little Dutch girl with blonde braids. He called it Cecelia. That's what they named me. I love the story; It reminds me of the love they once had for each other.

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    1. What a beautiful start to who you became. Thanks for sharing that!

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