Day: April 23, 2018

Susan Means Lily

Middle name Powers comes from
her maternal Vermont grandmother:

abilities to act or do something effectively
often specific: her powers of concentration.

having great influence or control over others:
powers of good and/or evil.

sixth of nine orders of heavenly angels:
Powers and Authorities

energy or motivating forces:
under her own powers.

Last name Bourne descends from
her paternal English heritage:

small stream or brook, that flows
only seasonally or intermittently.

also bourn: a goal, limit, boundary, destination:
searching for the bourn(e) that gives life meaning.

And then there’s this lovely connection,
Lily discovered for the first time today:

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place,
The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

— Lord Tennyson, 1889

. . . . .

Susan Powers Bourne