That which we call a rose…

T.D. Harvey Author

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

I love Shakespeare, but I think I may have to disagree with him on this one.  A rose may smell as sweet, but since we’ve called it a rose, that word evokes memories of its smell, its colour and all the times we have experienced it. So, a name is not simply a name. It is a trigger. How many names do you dislike, because you once knew someone with that name, and didn’t like them?

My name, T. D. Harvey, is not the name my parents or my family gave me. It is a pen name. I am not trying to hide who I really am, and I am not ashamed. I am very proud of my family and my name. However, there are some family…

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