“D” is for DAVID

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There are many names that begin with D that I happen to like. I seem to have great Karma with women who have the name Debbie or Deborah, which means honey Bee. I like the name Damian, even if the Omen was a movie that made my skin crawl and gave me a few nightmares in my teens (the original version,  yes, I am that old) .  Dennis which means lover of wine  could have  been a fun choice. Despite  that I chose DAVID it means beloved or friend, but to me it means HERO.

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DAVID and Goliath 1545 by Titan  source ARTINTHEPICTURE.COM

As a child I was raised with many biblical stories and  DAVID and GOLIATH  was one of my favorites. The idea that with wits and courage, and of course as a Catholic in those days with God on my side I could topple a giant was fascinating to me. It was a story that gave me a foundation to believe that there was something inside of me, of everyone, that could  possibly be powerful and heroic.

Many Stories impacted me as a child growing up, and not all were necessarily religious, Mexican Folklore, or frankly international as my parents traveled quite a bit and  surrounded us with books and tales from many countries. I was also surrounded with books of tales like The Grimm Brother’s, Aesop’s Fables and of course impacted by Disney movies like Snow White and Mary Poppins. The art of story telling in my opinion is one that transcends and in many ways helps us all shape our character.

As a parent I tried hard to find a wide variety of stories for my son and to discuss what was important and made them special, he is now a teen, but we can still discuss books and movies in such a fun way from which both of us learn.

What stories whether Disney Movies, favorite children’s books Aesop’s Fables, your own folklore, religious impacted you?

4 thoughts on ““D” is for DAVID

  1. As a young child I can remember reading Nancy Drew ( the original series) and trying to collect each book. I also read some Hardy boys and there was another sibling collection that I read and can’t recall the name right now. As a ya reader I stuck to pop culture mostly — Stephen King & Ray Bradbury caught my interests.

    Mary at The View from my World

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    1. I read I believe the entire Nancy Drew collection. I lived in Mexico City and had just spent one year with my grandparents in Louisiana, learning English, my next door neighbor in Mexico City was from Minnesota, her husband worked for the Ford Foundation. She had me over and opened her vast library of YA readers to me, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, it was magical. After I read books she would make me the best Banana Splits, they had American ingredients which in those days was unheard off (pre NAFTA) . She would ask me about the characters the story line, I remember her as one of the Guardian Angels of my childhood, she is one of my names and letters… V …

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  2. Hi Maria … the David and Goliath story was a great read, and still is excellent to use as an example at times. I read a great many fairy stories as a kid, then progressed on to murder mysteries etc before the Georgian romances came along …

    I hope you’re enjoying the A-Z and getting to meet some new friends .. cheers Hilary


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