Nick Flynn Reading to His Daughter

Nick Flynn reads to his daughter Maeve.


A passage from The Ticking is the Bomb, a memoir by Nick Flynn (p. 215):


"We didn't name her for three days, not until we were about to leave the hospital, until it was made clear to us that if we simply wrote BABY GIRL FLYNN on the birth certificate, as a placeholder, then this name would haunt her for the rest of her life. When she was thirty-five, a letter might come in the mail from some obscure bureaucracy, addressed to BABY GIRL FLYNN.


So we named her Maeve Lulu, after the Queen of the Fairies."

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Taken on August 31, 2009