My ancestors’ —fourth Great-grandfather and grandmother, Jesse and Hannah— homestead/farm in Tennessee. They lived there in the early to mid 1800s and had eight children. I do not know when this old photo was taken (appears to be rather old) or who was the photographer—perhaps a distant relative on the genealogical tree or child or grandchild of Jesse and Hannah. There is no credit attributed.
My ancestry and genetics is an interesting mix in that of ancestors who migrated as well as brought by capture to the pioneering United States. The bulk of my genetics is Western European in that of British, Irish, French, German, and Scandinavian. The small percentages are Ashkenazi Jewish, West African (includes two groups), Yakut, and Finnish.
I am thawing after being frozen awhile in the Slough of Despond. My anticipation for the new year 2018 is bright and hopeful after a super challenging 2017.
It is my hope that this second Saturn return I am entering astrologically will be kind and fruitful in mind, body, and soul. That I come through stronger, healthier, and my creativity high steam than before. There are no resolutions for 2018. However, I plan for more consistent writing, photography, and painting. Soothing and healing for the mind, body, and soul for sure.
May 2018 be a better year for us all… worldwide… with blessings and good health and fortune.
Time goes by and quickly as one ages. What is the essence of this time? The moment you are in. There are times when I stop all busyness of thoughts and just be within the moment I am in. The barriers of physicality melt away as I become the energy of that moment.
There are times in my reflections I move and be with the elements of the Earth within my spirit’s journey.
There are times when past, present and future conjoin into an unknown language.