And My Writer Pad’s Name Is…

 

The Name’s The Thing, yes. It feels good naming some things. Just like My Writer Pad,  one among several journals I keep. And my Writer Pad’s name is — Sean George. How it came to be, I will tell you.

"My Writer Pad" - my conventional hardcopy journal, whom I fondly address as Sean George, and my little blue book - a collection of my earliest poems...

Sean stands for the name of my long-time Hollywood crush — the ever so debonair Sean Connery. I’ve liked him more since watching him in “Finding Forrester” and in “First Knight.”  The way he carries himself like true blue royalty can still make me swoon for the moon, letting my imagination go wild with his hypnotic gaze and deep strong voice. Sigh….

Then, George comes from the name of one of the main characters in a short love story my Korean student, a nun, and I read, discussed in class. At the end of several weeks of digesting the story, my student said she hoped I’d find my own George. Well, here he is, together with Sean.

With that name, it’s easy for me to be lured to come to Sean George, my Writer Pad, bare my soul, with my words streaming down on its pages.