for you dear cousin,
I read this in a novel I was reading- where the past seemed to come alive and flavor or speak to the present...From the Lace Makers of Glenmara, by Heather Barbieri. "Sometimes I think there's too much history here... That the land won't let us forget what pains us. It's not a bad thing, the remembering, it's an important part of who we are, the suffering that shapes us, that reminds us how strong we can be."
Angela on Echo Lake