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
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Susan Powers Bourne