#AtoZChallenge: April 16 – N is for Names

Names

© Eric Rosoman

Names talk to us, readers and writers, dreamers, believers, lovers, children’s names, characters names, book titles, cities names, river names: the Thames, the Seine, the Danube, the Mekong… Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, New-York, London, Paris, Sydney, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Oslo… Country names, names that evoke encounters, special moments, Chicago, Casablanca, Rome, Venice, Clichy (of Jours Heureux…), love, or misery.

But also names that evoke wars, ancient and modern: Troy, Sparta, Carthage, Dunkirk, Huè, Saïgon, Fallujah, Nagasaki, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Guadalcanal…

Our lives, dreams and nightmares are festooned with names of places and of human beings we adore, may never see or meet, or that we would rather forget.

One thought on “#AtoZChallenge: April 16 – N is for Names

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