Deoxyribonucleic acid (April 25)

What kind of relationship can I have with my ancestors if I don’t know who my ancestors are? Without realizing it, I’ve been on a mission/quest/journey to discover who I am via where I came from, genetically speaking. 

I have very few stories, traditions, etc. that go back more than three generations from mine. I have none besides “typical American” secular traditions. I have always felt a disconnection.

My brother and I had our DNA analyzed, and I covet my results. 

What can this information really do, besides point me in a direction? Not much. My work in the studio has been an attempt at reconciliation. I’ve been trying to reach out to heritages that I will likely never have a tangible relationship to. I have archetypes and shadows. 

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