Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Being Named

What's in a name? While watching the extraordinary documentary Oceans where underwater life is beautifully documented, the names of amazing creatures struck me as so appropriate. Color, movement, form and habit made it so. But before naming and knowing existence was. The sense of appropriateness is based on pre-existent knowledge, not omniscient knowing. We are discovering what has already been. Again, I ask, what's in a name?