MY NAME MY SELF
In English my name means a pledge. It is
a promise that you can trust. It is the number 46. It is a fluffy
texture. It is the sound of the ocean. It is a unique color. The
smell of something new.
My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother
all danced in the ballet Giselle. Beautiful and graceful itwas, telling
a story by sharing it in the way of art, but never telling
I feel happy about my name.
Knowing that it comes from a family of dancers, I try to think of what
other history it has gone through that relates to dance. Of course I
idea, but sometimes when I ask questions to an adult that knows about
some of the history of the
ballet Giselle, I usually get an answer or 2. At school, some children
pronounce my name the
way a snake will hiss, but I am not bothered because most of them
won’t. At home, my family says my name is as clear as a running
stream : Giselle. I wouldn't change my name if I could
because I love it the way it is. Unique and beautiful.
A pledge, a promise you can trust : Giselle
GISELLE, 12 Jahre aus Los Angeles, (2005)