Have you heard of 12 Sins of Cabin Names? Well, if you have, then you have heard of 8 more.
These 12 names embody what makes a cabin homey and clean, the feeling of hospitality, friendship and fellowship, the sense of home and security, the feeling of pride, and of having a place to belong, to enjoy privacy, to be at ease, and be in tune with nature.
This is an opportunity for us to explore the meaning behind these names. The names chosen by my family have been chosen by the first and last generation, thus representing not only the physical place in which they live, but the culture they grew up around. Thus they are ‘family’ names.
Each name has a spiritual, political, cultural, and aesthetic value. Thus, each has a sense of humor (because there is a little joker in every bunch), a bit of tragedy (as there is in all of our lives), and a sense of adventure (as we all have at one time or another).
Although many of the traditions our ancestors left to their children, which form the basis of our culture today, can be interpreted as the family name, it is my belief that the name is not inherently associated with the culture in which we live.
It is all about the name and how that name influences others. As we strive to create an environment where we can meet as one, to recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and thus feel truly at home, we must be willing to accept different names within the context of one another.As we take ourselves out of names, we take ourselves out of culture.
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