Genealogy is likened to creating a savory stew we cook up that is so good it will outlast us. We seek to develop a relationship with eternity inventing our own family history recipe.
In our older years we enter a stretch of life that we may come to realize leads all the way to the end. We might see a genealogy mission unfolding ahead that gains increasing urgency as we notice the years passing.
Genealogy calls us forward to develop a closer relationship with that which will outlast us. We become aware of parts of ourselves that might even live on beyond our passing.
We stop cold, or gradually become aware thinking now might be a good time to seriously consider defining our legacy. Might we be ready propelled by a desire to assemble what we want to “cook up” to leave behind?
We might decide to begin to select and bring together our “genealogy stew”. Imagine a picture of combining of our unique ingredients that might spark an appetite for others. Imagine a stew so good others will desire to carry it forward when we are no longer here.
The base stock of any genealogy fixings to stew together is our family roots. We add the spice of our own life and times which are cut from: dominant themes, accomplishments. Roots will be our base ingredient that is or signature our blood line.
Stewing our genealogy is that unique process of blending ourselves together and unified with our roots.
We decide to engage and prepare to give away our spirit and flesh as we realize in order to reach a place of actualization, fulfillment and inner peace can possibly come to us as we create an artistic ending to our years.
Genealogy is a conscious decision to devote time away from frenzied drive forward and stop and simmer , and stew taking time for reflection and solitude.
Taking action toward genealogy activities requires a heating up a catalytic prompting to get busy before it is too late.
Inspiration for getting into genealogy might come by connecting with another who is cooking his or her own roots into a book, collection of stories, a scrapbook, or, compiling an illustrated family tree.
At age 60, and for some 10 years, I cooked up my family history stew in publishing : My Maja A Grandson’s Tribute.
I am savoring what I have cooked up and delight in sharing our feast composed of family roots spiced up with my own blend of personal additions seasoned to taste. You are invited to try my genealogy stew. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed cooking it for you.