Heard a rumour; it wasn’t good; these things happen somehow.
Thought I knew what life was about; guess I’m not so smart.
Heard a nasty rumour yesterday.
(What’s in a name; a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. How true are these words! Indeed they send a timely message. A message that each of us need to hear. And, what is this message? It is a message of remembering. Of remembering who we are and what we are doing here. Is it not?
Firstly; what’s in a name? Everything; everything is in a name. Yours, mine, theirs; they all mean so much to us. And what happens when our names are sullied? Why, everything; everything happens when our names are sullied; do they not? We feel gutted; we feel betrayed; we feel that we’d like to crawl away and hide. And why do we feel this way? We feel this way because our name means everything. Yes, everything.
Rumours are created when someone sullies our name. That’s right. Were it not for a name we would not feel the brunt of their vehemence, so to speak. If it were not for our name we might avoid the hurt and unjustness of the slant of tongue.
Yes, my friend, our name is everything.)
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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