Saturday, March 07, 2009

Family matters......

Talking about family on a blog is a bit of a minefield....but what care I for danger?

Ever noticed the weird stuff you pick up from your parents? Having always been totally baffled by my Mum's fear of heights, dislike of the sensation of biting an apple and refusal to drink coffee first thing in the morning, and until recently sharing none of those traits, I now find myself developing all of them. Why? Huh?!

And, increasingly, I realise many of my deepest beliefs are inherited. Not just from parents, but in a Chinese whispers way from grandparents as well. No doubt it goes further back.

Kind of scary. And yet reassuring in a culture that bangs on incessantly about how we all have the power to be what we want to be. (Ahem.) Not quite sure what it says about faith. Certainly makes me fear for any future offspring......

2 comments:

Alex C said...

I'm pretty sure what it says about faith ;o) but your future offspring will be very lucky if they turn out like you and Jon.

Ugh! I can't believe I just said something so nice. Now I have to go and kill some hamsters.

anna p said...

Ha! Hamsters are nasty anyway, so that doesn't get you anywhere