Love Letters To My Ancestors - I
Note: This is part of a collaboration between the Patheos Pagan channel and an assortment of other Patheos bloggers. I paired up with the Reverend Sam Alexander, who blogs over at Christianity For the Spiritual But Not Religious. He’s been writing a beautiful series of love letters to a variety of recipients this October, and as part of my own exploration of my ancestors, I wanted to take a page from his book (as it were). So I will be writing three love letters to some of my ancestors this Samhain season; this is the first. **************** To My Human Ancestors, When most of my fellow pagans speak of “ancestors”, it’s you they’re thinking of. From my grandparents, great-grandparents, great-greats, and so on, all the way to Mitochondrial Eve, you are my extended family of Homo sapiens sapiens. I want to acknowledge all of you, not just those from whose direct lineage I descend, but every single one of that greater tree branching ever outward, with some branches dead-ending through the years, and other still struggling to put forth new foliage each spring (and summer, and fall, and winter; at seven billion and counting, we are quite prolific.) The 100,000 years or so our species has been around is barely a heartbeat in the time of the entire Earth, but let’s tunnel-vision just a bit on us, shall we? Read the rest at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pathsthroughtheforests/2014/10/23/love-letters-to-my-ancestors/
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