What’s in a name? This week’s photo challenge asks us to look at names, and photograph them. I think it’s a neat challenge. We name everything, don’t we? Formal names and nicknames and pet names. It helps us identify things for ourselves and for others.
Recently, while traveling through Scotland, we came across a familiar name on a small sign on the highway. It was just an information sign for the local distillery, Dewar’s, a name familiar to me since my childhood. It was my father’s preferred scotch.
There’s something comfortable about the familiar. We went to the distillery and had a marvelous time learning about the history of the whisky and the distillation process. We even had an opportunity to go into a tasting room. But all of it, while fascinating (and delicious) was made all the more cozy because I first recognized the name.