July 29: Generations

“Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;
    each one tells stories of your mighty acts.”
from Psalm 145 (The Message)

“Generation to Generation”

In a house which becomes a home,
one hands down and another takes up
the heritage of mind and heart,
laughter and tears, musings and deeds.
Love, like a carefully loaded ship,
crosses the gulf between the generations.
Therefore, we do not neglect the ceremonies
of our passage: when we wed, when we die,
and when we are blessed with a child;
When we depart and when we return;
When we plant and when we harvest.
Let us bring up our children. It is not
the place of some official to hand to them
their heritage.
If others impart to our children our knowledge
and ideals, they will lose all of us that is
wordless and full of wonder.
Let us build memories in our children,
lest they drag out joyless lives,
lest they allow treasures to be lost because
they have not been given the keys.
We live, not by things, but by the meanings
of things. It is needful to transmit the passwords
from generation to generation. 

by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

offered by Denise Hedrick
Photo: Great-grandfather with first great-granddaughter

As you go about your day, keep your eyes open.
Where do you see “Generations”? 
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