My love of family history is like an undertow, pulling me further and further into discoveries.
The deeper I go, the more consuming the journey. Fascinations with lost (or forgotten) objects. Photos – some framed but most neglected; yellowed and ragged.
Recently I found several small silhouettes of distant relatives and a few delicately framed family photos. I wasn’t sure why, but they belonged together so I rustled up a small tray and gave them a place to cluster and be seen:
Maybe I’ll rotate other discoveries through. Maybe not. For today, I’m happy they’re in the light, nestled together.
Which reminds me of a favorite Churchill quote:
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
-Sir Winston Churchill
Honoring family treasures by displaying them does that for me – provides clarity for the road ahead by acknowledging those who lovingly came first.