A name is simply a thing to be called. It doesn’t define you. Doesn’t own you. Doesn’t always fit. If you want, you can hide behind it. Be just a name, a name with no face. Be a mask, a separator of lives. One name for a close relationship, another for those that are distant. Barely associates. A name can change over time. It isn’t a static thing, once decided, there forever. It is fluid, changing as often, or little, as you like.
We all have moments that we want to freeze in time forever.
An evening watching the sun go down
with a close friend, talking and laughing
of the many possible futures lying in wait.
Holding a loved pet in our arms
for the last time,
trying to give
as much comfort before the end as possible.
Meeting the lips of the person you love
for the first time
and trying not to float away
in the sheer bliss of it.
What people forget is that if it were possible to freeze time,
then we’d never get to experience
other moments in life,
moments that may be even more special than the first.