Thursday, July 3, 2008
I have another name
Marlotus O'Keefe is a name I chose for myself in writing class one day. I'll often sign my writings with this name. I'll break down the parts of the name. Marla is a 4 year old aspiring artist who paints glorious creations. (I watched her on a video). She reminded me how important it is to tap into my own inner child, to be playful and have fun. Lotus is, of course, one of my most favorite spiritual flowers. O'Keefe is taken from Georgia O'Keefe. I loved her free-spirited independent nature, her wonderful close-ups of flowers, thus her personal appeal to me. I find having another name besides my god-given one allows me more freedom to explore myself, to be playful and to expand myself.