Yesterday, those of you who regularly know that I wrote about one of the characters in the novel An Adventure in Indianapolis.
In real life, I was inspired to name the character Talitha by a real person. For a few months I worked caring for a teen who had unusual difficulties. I liked her. She needed a very serene atmosphere in order to achieve more – apparently all too easily overstimulated in certain ways. I liked her anyways – and even though I knew her because of my job. Her first name is Talitha. I named the fictional character after her. It is meant to be a compliment. She doesn’t even know that I have done it.