Ever since I watched the movie, “Ladyhawke”, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer, in 1985, I have been in love with the name “Isabeau”. What is more, the beauty of this name and the musical resonance it plays upon the ears is astounding. Yet, only an extremely small smattering of this world’s population bear it and those who do are found almost exclusively in France and Germany. As the French version of the Hebrew name, “Isabel”, the name Isabeau is imbued with “God is my oath”, “pledged to God”; and “my God is bountiful” as a few of its meanings. Thus, for my admiration of Michelle Pfeiffer and even more total high-regard for Jesus, I have christened this extra-long winter slouchie, “Isabeau d’Arjou”.
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