Peripheral Vision

I found a quote that made me think today. I have read it before, but it took my mind in a different direction today.

“How will our children know who they are if they don’t know where they came from?” John Steinbeck

Our children can’t know where they came from if we don’t tell them, mostly because we are the ones who took the first part of the journey. We are the ones who have the peripheral vision and can see where we have been as well as where we are going.

Human existance is like a relay race, at some point we have to pass the baton off to the next generation, but it is useless to do so, it we do not tell them of the pitfalls on the track. Existance is dangerous. This is why eagles have three chicks; in case one of them doesn’t make it.

A good journaling topic would be things you have learned through experience. I do not believe everyone has to learn the hard way.  Odds are one of your chicks will survive because of your knowledge.