|Dante's Beatriz and Virgil by Gustave Dore|
I just spent a good hour on the phone today with a major coffee company and then my bank, disputing an online order. I didn't order any coffee, and the coffee company confirmed that, but somehow a good amount of money was removed from my checking account and paid to the coffee company. The bank is taking care of it through its fraud department, so all will be well, but I had a moment of panic that someone had stolen my identity. My next thought was that I might not mind my identity being stolen if it meant that I could start all over, at least financially. I'd trade my name, even, if it meant my financial woes went to another person using my name. It makes me laugh to imagine what someone stealing my identity would get on their plate.
As for a new name, I'm thinking Beatrice. And I'd go back in time, too, and be Dante's muse.