Building a family tree

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I’m going to a big family reunion this July in Ontario…there should be about 80 of us, from my mother’s side…I can’t wait! I missed the last one, 16 years ago, because I was building my own family, about to give birth to my first son.

Families are about love and laughter, struggle and forgiveness, individuals and relationships.

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You start out simply as people, and then you have experiences together, layers of emotions, joyous memories, family dinners, and the family grows adding more layers, dimensions, colors, and lines

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and obstacles, and sometimes divisions and separations, darker periods, difficult growing pains

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but there is always togetherness, Sunday dinners, birthday celebrations, new relationships… and the family grows

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with layers of light, happiness, mixtures of cultures, shadows of things past, new beginnings

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and before you know it you have created an incredible beautiful blossoming colorful family tree!

What does your family tree look like?

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5 thoughts on “Building a family tree

  1. Wow, family trees are so cool, Sara, I would love to see how this picture turned out! What a great concept.

  2. … and by the same writer I referred to in my May 31st post, I happened upon this article which includes pictures of the artist’s work that I found not only evocative of your painted world in general, but The Family Tree in particular!! FAhttp://www.edwardmgomez.com/articulos/A&Adec10jan11MANDELMANfinalpubl.pdf

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