What if Names Were Spells, Sealing Our Fate?

A boy grows up pining for his parents’ love. His inability to secure it isn’t a function of their negligence, of course, but of his secret, inherent deficiency. When it comes to naming his own daughter, his first thought is of the unrequited crush he had on that girl at school. Named after this unattainable ideal, the daughter grows up pining for love – her father’s, as well as that of lovers she can never secure.

 

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