When we don’t feel a sense of belonging we become empty, morass and despondent. Everybody wants to have a place to belong to, a family to belong to, and a sense of appreciation from their peers. Not knowing your identity and the origin of your ancestors is like falling from space without a parachute. Whichever way you fall you would implode. Before we judge someone we should immerse ourselves into their generational past, and after doing so ask of ourselves whether our misconceptions are still the same.
© Norma Bobb-Semple 2020