Marsha Diane Arnold starts by explaining Naming Day, when “each animal born the previous spring chooses its own name.” But there’s a catch: they only get to keep that name if everyone agrees that it is fair and honest.
“Four supposed he should name himself Smallest of All. But he was afraid if he named himself that, it would always be so.”
“In my heart I am bigger than what you see.”
He journeys into the jungle in search of himself, and calms back calm and confident, ready to claim his identity.
Ideally, won’t our kids do the same? Maybe not in a jungle, although that’s as good a place as any.
You have to go find yourself, discover yourself, without the influence of others.
And it’s a kitten.