Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sneak Peek - Summer Plans

Travelling Faulkner - An Epic Journey - Summer 2017

The journey to Finding Faulkner was a long, emotional and ultimately joyous one. All the people I 'met' along they way, the serendipitous happenings, the bumbling-stumbling-brick wall encounters. The eventual light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I'm now compelled to take another journey, to travel to the places the Faulkner's lived, loved, worked and died. I don't have all the details yet. Or even how I am going to make it happen. But it is a boiling in my blood that I can't quell. An urgency, almost, to tread upon familial land. My ancestors are calling to show me more. Show me the land they loved. Maybe find more pieces of the not yet complete puzzle.

I wish to not only visit home sites and burial sites, but local archives, courthouses, historical and genealogical societies. See if I can't just dig up a few more facts, color in the picture a bit more.

For now it is just a dream.  A burning desire. Wanderlust. But I am planning, scheming and hoping I can make it happen.

I wonder, has anyone felt this way? To stand where your people stood? To immerse yourself in a life long past?  Have you done it? Taken that trip? Thrown logic and caution to the wind and just followed your heart?

I'd love to hear from you if you've traveled your ancestral path.

I'm not much of a traveler. I prefer the safety and security of hearth and home, but I feel I will deeply regret not following through on this - a finishing to a story.

So stay tuned. One never knows what the new year will bring - but I am hopefully optimistic that I can make this journey a reality.

Wishing us all an exciting and wonder filled New Year!


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