My Mother loved Marcel Marceau and the romantic sound of his name.
Listening to the Bose radio alone tonight is quite alright. I’m not alone, really, because I can hear Chloe and Bella’s jingle and their chomping jaws on rawhides. Delilah takes requests on an evening romantic radio show. The music is loud in the house now but the tunes are soft and reflective…James Taylor’s, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Lady in Red”, “You Look Wonderful Tonight”, and, “Love Shack” (yeah!)
Sherry at Q’s Corner invited me to participate in a middle name meme. Please click and browse through her artistic talent and see photos worth publishing.
I’ve never liked my middle name and had no intentions of participating in this meme! Throughout my life, everyone I knew named “Mary” had a sweet or saintly middle name attached to it, i.e. Mary Ann, Mary Beth, Mary Alice, Mary Lee, or Mary Lou. I was known as Mary Moore (first & last name) during elementary and high school and I withheld my middle name from everyone until today.
So, in honor of Marcel Marceau who left us on Sunday, September 23, 2007, I find it to be fitting that I honor his talent and my Mother, who chose this name for me. I’ll describe myself in one word for each letter of my middle name.
M – moody
A – artistic
R – rebellious
C – caring
E – empathetic
L – laughing at every given opportunity
Now the entire world knows that my Mom didn’t choose a traditional middle name for me. When I questioned her choice several times during my childhood years, she said, “Marcel Marceau is a famous mime and I like the sound of Marcel.”
I’m not French. I'm not a mime. I'm a female. But I love my Mom anyway.
So, there you have it.
I am named after a famous male French mime. Go ahead and laugh! I am... and now, after a few decades, I think I like it.
Tag: Susan, Pam, and Laurie.
Unusual post? Yes. Here are some things that amuse my unusual self - photos I rescued from the recycle bin.
Slug or dried up hibiscus bloom?
I stare at flowing water patterns.
Toads in all colors
Bam’s sweet obsession with my daughter's fragrant ponytails
Cloud formations (pucker up, handsome!)
Mushrooms during a drought?
Microscopic butterflies and moths
My husband’s obsession with the ugliest tree on earth:
He enjoyed himself alone at the nursery. He destroyed the tag and I don’t even know what it is. Sickly, but soft to touch!