(originally posted on Facebook May 25, 2019)
Names are often given to us, identities with ties to stories we had no conscious control over.
The name "David" means "Beloved of God" in Hebrew. It’s nice, familiar, and feels right. King David left a beautiful legacy, and one I feel grateful to be aligned with.
"Solomon" is very close to my original middle name, and resounds deeply with a Magical lineage and spiritual ancestor. It carries weight, and the identity which feels most aligned now, in this phase of life, if not for the rest of this life.
My birth name of "Landau" has always felt wrapped in story. While my…