My dear,

I’m not my name. My name is something I wear, like a shirt. It gets worn. I outgrow it, I change it.

A name shouldn’t restrict a person. In fact, the exact opposite – it should give them something to aim towards. Something bigger and better. A name that has to live up to a person is like a shoe two sizes too small. A person with a name they have to live up to, now that’s a right fit.

Falsely yours,
Jerry Spinelli