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The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
The Old Woman Who Named Things

jackwalts, February 5, 2011

Folks raising livestock know this all too well. Never name them. When the time comes to send them to market it'll be hard even on the hardest hearts. I enjoyed her sensitivity and creativeness and liked it when she was presented with the problem of the puppy. She not only had to name it, but she'd found that she had to face her own fears and admit that others had needs also. It is one thing to name inanimate objects like a car or a bed, but quite another to name another being (in this case a puppy) who might be taken from you.
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