Rose

Did you know it’s Get A Different Name Day?  If you ever wanted to try on another name for size, today’s the day!  A certain little girl I know was about four when she announced her name was now, “Rose.”  Since she was born at home, her parents were oblivious to all the red tape that ended up being involved in getting her birth certificate.  So, it hadn’t been all that long since they’d finally gotten around to making her and her name official anyway.  As a result, her parents were very open to the idea and asked if she would like to change her name permanently.  And the little girl said, “No, it’s just for a little while.  I’ll let you know when I’m done.”  And, a few days later, after being Rose for the duration, just like that, she was done.  And a Rose by any other name does, indeed, smell as sweet.

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