What Is In A Name?

Juliet said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, because her family the Capulets hated the Montagues which is Romeo’s family and the feeling was mutual.  Love was forbidden merely due to their last names and she really wished that she could protect her love for Romeo from all the drama between their families so they could flourish.  Juliet was organized and she had this brilliance, which allows her to think that what truly matters is what something is, not what it is called.  A boot, loafer, slipper or sneaker can all be used to walk around in.  If the floor gets filthy, you might brush, wipe, mop or whisk away the dirt.  If you or your clothes start smelling foul, you would clean, rinse or launder them or go bathe or take a shower.  When you look up you would see the upper atmosphere, the firmament or the wide blue yonder.  If you become a target of someone who makes an accurate throw of an object at your head, you might want to bend down, stoop, crouch, squat or hunker down till it is safe.

It took gumption for Juliet to go against her family, especially since this grudge or ancient feud between their families had been going on for so many years and she was supposed to support what her ancestors did.  Time apparently does not heal all wounds and many people need to go through the seven stages of grief, before they are healed.  The first stage is shock where you are feeling numb, not because you got hit on your head with a coconut, this is about disbelief and it helps to protect you emotionally from being overwhelmed.  Then comes denial, once the shock wears off, you can’t believe this is happening and everything feels surreal.  Anger follows as the next stage and this may result in you lashing out at others.  Next you will start bargaining, because you are still very confused and as a result, you will look for desperate ways out of this anguish that you feel.  Depression will take over for a period where you will feel sadness and start reflecting on what was lost.  I always find that drinking a slurpee (frozen drink) helps with this.  The sixth stage is testing, and this when reality starts to sink in and you may go through some experimenting which might include grabbing the tiger by its tail to help you to move on.  Acceptance is the final stage, and here is where you will have acknowledged the situation, you start to move forward and this is when you should get out your typewriter and write down all of your feelings.

449 Words, just a tad bit over the 149 words required for the Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different: “shoe, sweep, wash, sky, duck”, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Name, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Brilliance, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Accurate, for FOWC with Fandango – Gumption, for MNL Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another: Target, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “tiger, coconut and slurpee (frozen drink)” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Flourish, for Sammi Cox Author Aspiring Weekend Writing Prompt #59 – Typewriter, for Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – Your Second Chance to be Creative prompt “organized” and for Swimmers the New Community Pool prompt – Time.

16 thoughts on “What Is In A Name?

    1. Lady Macbeth reads a letter from Macbeth that describes his meeting with the witches. She fears that he is not ruthless enough to murder Duncan and assure the completion of the witches’ prophesy. She thought that he had the ambition, but he lacked the gumption to act on it.


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