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The Music of One's Life

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.  

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Celebrating Hands At Home

Te Taonga


Author: John Moffatt
Length: short
Publication Details:  Huia Short Stories 1995, Huia Publishers, 1995.
Setting: The site of an old pa, coastal New Zealand… 483 more words


A Weaver Ancestor

My 7X Great Grandfather, who served in King Philip’s War, was a farmer and a weaver.  Hooray.  A kindred soul.  Lots of my ancestors were knitters, but this is the first weaver I have found. 6 more words


I am Eurasian

Is having mixed parentage a stigma?
It is not the bane of this Eurasian.
Ancestors who defied the odds.
I am a part of each of them. 125 more words


Bali 'Kuningan' The Ancestors depart..

Here’s a brief video at our villa in Ubud.  The end of the Balinese very special ‘Ancestor’s Ceremonies’ – Kuningan 20 days after Galungan.

The Balinese believe that the ancestors return to Bali twice a year on Galungan.   100 more words

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