There’s two girls in my class Hush and Ecco (echo)
I thought at first, “nope there’s no way that’s their actual names.”
To my surprise it is, and I’m completely in love with the idea that they’re named after sounds.. Hush and Ecco.. I was laughing to myself because I made them into superheroes. or like a dynamic duo, two kids always getting in trouble.
My superhero fantasy of them didn’t last long, and I did enjoy watching my brain create kickbutt scenes of them saving the world and what nots. Hush in light blue and purple with a red cape, simply because she loves red and Ecco in a Wonder Woman kind of get up, but in purple and blue with a yellow cape.
Anyways, my point is, I created an alternate live for these girls solely on their names and what I envision the life of a person with such names.
My favorite thought, that pushed me to write this down is:
I imagined them as a couple, maybe even sisters, living together in their early thirties, Hush drinking tea in blue jeans, tye dye t-shirt, hunter boots and ruffled short blonde hair, and Ecco, in a three piece business suit and duckie slippers with curlers in her hair on the couch watching hush and trying to put her hair back in place one by one as they talk about, whatever two people can talk about.
I’ve met a lot of names that lives differently in my head than they do on the tongues of those who carry it. I always expect the unexpected for them, but never want to know the individual, just incase it ruins my fantasy of them. My life for them, their lives in my head. haha.
I get bored when I just want to see words on a page and my imagination is actively entertaining me.