And just when I thought my Friday would race by before I had a chance to join in on the writing flash mob called Five-Minute Friday, I’ve found a few extra minutes! Not familiar with Five-Minute Friday? Find out more about it here.
The first thing that comes to mind is the movie Roots based on the book by Alex Haley, which tells the often gut-wrenching story of slavery through the experiences of one family. It also makes me think of my own roots (not the ones on my head, although I could go on and on about my hair struggles), or at least what I know of them. I’ve wanted to research my family roots for a while now but have made absolutely no progress.
Why? Well, a lot of it has to do with not having the time. Part of it also has to do with fear.
I’m fearful on where a journey to find my roots will take me and how I would respond. What if I found out which plantation my family worked on in Texas many generations ago? Surely, I would have to go visit the land to see what remains. I can only imagine the sadness I would be overcome with. What would they have had to endure on that land?
But, there is also great power in knowing one’s roots. So, I suppose I will just have to face my fears and make it happen one of these days.