In another life

In another life as a writer.

“Yours is the name of a famous actress I adore,” mom revealed the story of my name one day. Before she told me, all I knew was it stood for elegance and brightness, like that of the stars. Yet, my childhood dreams had nothing to do with acting.

I imagined being a diplomat to help build world peace through firm handshakes and conversations. In a child’s eyes, it was like a wonder. Words could stop wars and words could guide people to…