Who’s Jennifer? That’s what I’d like to know.
When I worked in NYC as an accessories manager, merchandising handbags on the main floor of Macy’s Herald Square, there was one executive who insisted upon calling me Jennifer.
When I worked my first gig as a librarian, the event director insisted upon calling me Jennifer, even after I corrected her many times.
In my yoga training, two women, separately from each other called me Jennifer. One of them even called my house saying, “I thought her name was Jennifer?” Oops.
I looked up the name Jennifer. It’s derived from Guinevere and uh oh, do I want to be Jennifer??
According to the Academic Dictionary of Mythology by Ramesh Chopra, Gwynhwfar “was a [Celtic] cloud-goddess who often, for mischief, took mortal form and entered the world of the humans to cause havoc.” If you know the Arthurian legends, well, then you might know that she caused so much “havoc” in the court as Queen that she eventually is blamed for the fall of Camelot. That sucks.
I’m sticking with “cloud-goddess.”
- Re-frame an Arthurian legend. Write Guinevere’s story in your hometown. Write about the kingdom of ——–.
- Be the cloud-goddess or god in a new myth. What would the modern cloud giants come to earth to do?
- Open up a dictionary of mythology and free-write. Growing up, we had our red, thick, copy of Bullfinch’s on the shelf. It was from one of my Dad’s college classes back in ancient times. It was always one of my favorites. I would open it up and read random stories. Go ahead, read a story and FREE-WRITE what the story churns up in your own subconscious mind.
WHEN YOU FINISH WRITING:
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