M is for MuLberry

Daily Prompt asked:

Say Your Name   Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

I was fascinated to the name MuLberry the minute my Science class introduced me to it on the 8th Grade. The fascination to such a pretty name was painted with different hues of pinks, reds and purple when I saw it for the first time in an Agro Festival organized that year in Kathmandu. I along with 50 other 8th Graders were introduced to Herbarium Cards, Silkworm, Leaves and the process of extracting silk out of the poor little creature. Our Science Teacher was explaining how ‘Silkworm feeds on Leaves to make silk’. Our 8th Grade excitement squealed with disgust and excitement to see live silkworm devouring leaves in a large aquarium shaped box.

“But what are those leaves, Ma’am?” asked one of us.

“Those are MuLberry Leaves” the teacher replied.

MuLberry, then, was my love at first sound.

MuLberry Maiya ^_^


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