Saturday July 13th 2013 Tim Candler
I understand from The Artist that when the Seal
Island Puffling was still an egg, he or she was given the name Hope.
Not that it's any of my business, and why should I care, but for some
reason the idea of naming the Puffling "Hope," has produced in me a very
Of all names in the universe of names,
which could be applied to a Puffling or a Puffin Egg, I am of the opinion
that "Hope" is possibly the most unutterably dull and insipid name
that a mind could reach for. However, to the question: "Why not name
the Puffling, Hope?" The sad fact is, that I have no good answer.