We are like leaves on a tree

“If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” ~ Michael Crichton

I took this in the back yard of the bride during a family wedding. Knowing your family history is really interesting, and you can trace certain family successes and failures from the distant past even up to the present.

Some even believe that family ‘curses’ like commitments to witchcraft or divination can negatively affect future generations.

At least this seems true, the ‘sins’ of the parents, be they angry discipline, alcoholism, and various emotional dysfunctions, certainly are passed down and must be mercilessly uprooted in our own lives if we want to protect our own marriages, selves, and children from them.