Born of Love
A puzzler for me to write... written at the request of my Grandmother for her eldest daughter Deborah
I wanted to tell their story only using the definition of their names and my grandmothers nickname for her oldest daughter.
- A play on the name Delores and Deborah.
- And Dahlia (Delores's nickname for Deborah)
- I used the definitions of their names and the characteristics of the names/nickname to tell their story.
My grandmother Delores - whose name means sorrowful maiden was married and went through hell and back for her children. She raised them alone and many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well. Her husband turned out to be a selfish run around who abandoned the family and left her to fend for herself. They barely scrapped by and often went without.
Delores was very much in love with her husband when she had Deborah (Whom she calls her Dahlia). As Deborah grew up and her mothers marriage disintegrated she took on many of the responsibilities of a surrogate mother to her siblings while Delores worked as a janitor.
Later in life Deborah suffered the same misuse at the hands of her ex-husband.
Still Deborah made her way in life and found success and had children of her own. Much to the delight of Delores who has enjoyed for years her children, grand children and great grandchildren.
There are more but here are a few of the obvious characteristics of the names used:
Sorrowful Maiden - Definition of Delores's name (fits the story as well)
Other flowers blushing... saffron angel... natures fireworks- Deborah's siblings were often jealous (fits the characteristics of the Dahlia)
like a prophet - Deborah in the bible (Great Woman of the bible...she was forced to take care of business as their was poor leadership from men in her time) (fits the story)
Crudely used for ornamentation and WILLD rituals - Dahlia's were often used not only for medicinal purposes but also for ornamentation... WILLD plays on the man who classified the genus of the Dahlia. (fits the story)
like mountains now flowed beneath your dimensionless number - playing on how in the bible it says we have faith to move mountains and dimensionless numbers is a play on the Deborah scientific term used to describe the fluidity of materials under certain conditions (fits the mountain line and their story)
This was a challenging one for me but well worth it to see Delores smile :)