Friday, June 24, 2011

Family Tree

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, 
you will see your parents and 
all generations of your ancestors. 
All of them are alive in this moment. 
Each is present in your body. 
You are the continuation of each of these people.”   
Thich Nhat Hanh

Family...that one word can bring so many emotions to the fore front...it can span from love and caring to the other side of the spectrum...
For unknown reasons to me, my ancestry has been not talked about...so many years of my life I have wondered about my family...who where we, where did we come from? My palms were empty.

For me, knowing where you came from lends itself to who you are...it gives you a foundation, a solid footing...I believe with out it you are floating...
 
Your present life gives you roots...but your heritage gives you the soil in which to nourish and grow. The understanding of what makes you tick!

I have been so fortunate after so many, many years, to connect with a cousin, Mary. I just can't tell you how my heart feels, I am thrilled and touched. Mary and I share the same Grandmother Ignacita.
I have found out that the generations before and now have been very artistic...that's where it came from! My Grandmother loved to sew...They loved clothing...dresses, scarves, shoes... shoes...shoes...see honey, I can't help it, it just in my DNA...
 Mary

can't you see a family resemblance??
I feel that my family tree is within reach, I can see it over the horizon...firmly planted in the soil...

and now I wonder who are we and where are we going!! So many wondrous things to learn and discover! I will share more with you about this discovery as time goes on...

My Aunt Rosanne, Mary's Mother

 My family is coming into focus in my palms!
Life is to be cherished...

“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter 
and those who matter don't mind.” 

2 comments:

  1. I grew up down the street from my Grandparents. It was wonderful having family so close and I cherish those times. I hope you find more of your family.
    Patti

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  2. beautifully written and the imagery is perfect! what a great story. can't wait to see how things continue to unfold.

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