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Re: A Sinclair by any other name
At 12:47 23/02/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I was interested in your message.
>I have always been sad that because my nana was born female we couldn't
>carry the Sinclair name. Being a female didn't make her, my mum or me
>anyless Sinclair than anyone else but have always lost credibility with
>the SInclair line because we don't carry the name. My Sinclair blood runs
>strong and if I have children then one of them will definitely have
>Sinclair in their name. I am a Sinclair, I love my Sinclair history and
>link as did my dear sweet nana who always signed her name Beatrice Mary
>Ward ( nee Sinclair) she never let the nee Sinclair out. I aim in the next
>year or so to get an engraving for her grave that tells she was and will
>always be a Sinclair.
>>Our ludicrous system which necessitates the wife taking her husband's name
>>the identity of half the population. The blood-line is invariably stronger
>>female than through the male.
>I was saddened recently by a dear friend of mine telling me who he has
>discovered a new world in drug use. People say drugs open their minds but
>to what extent can you base truth and reality on this open mind, i can
>tell you of many i know where simple drugs even have shattered lives. I
>have spent time at university and there studied sociology. Thats how I
>opened up my mind , by studying many aspects of why people are socialised
>into different behaviours and customs. I studied several different aspects
>from Deviance to World Hunger and my mind and my life has been opened up
>to so so much more than dugs could ever give me and now I can look at
>things from so many angles.
>>Drugs, drink and
>>religion are all opiates which are escape-mechanisms for those who need
>>crutches to survive; for those who wish to escape from reality; for those
>>who haven't the courage to face the truth i.e. themselves. The truth is
>>a World which few people have the courage to explore.
>I have actually studied a book called escape attempts wich deals with why
>and how people try and escape reality. An believe me it isn't just those
>three you mentioned but I wouldn't blame people for trying to escape but
>there is only one final escape. I lost one of my best friends to that when
>i was a teenager, he didn't think he could have gone on, but i feel angry
>with him because anything could have been better than the option out he took.
>We need to be strong and have hope for the future and not judge each other
>too much. We all choose to cope in our own ways. I am 20, still a young
>thing, I will always fight to survive and keep an open mind.
I loved your reply. The young have a special place in my heart and in my
philosophy because unless we can impart our ideas and ideals into the young
our lives will be as naught.
Please keep the Sinclair name alive in your family because we are nothing
our roots. Your nana was quite right. Please carry out her wish and have
added to her headstone. If you can't do this, add the engrailed cross. It
has an even
deeper meaning for those who understand these things.
Please never hesitate to contact me directly, if you wish to do so. You
have the right
idea and the right approach.
With every good wish
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