Raku Cats and Amethyst, the Archaeology of Me

Sue’s quote from Susan Sontag today, http://suejudd.com/2015/06/21/quotes-2-susan-sontag/#comment-14798 reminded me of a post from my beginnings. What will your personal archaeology consist of?

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Naturally I want to leave behind something wonderful that creates a perpetual image of an interesting woman of the third millennium AD. But what is there to me really, what makes me ‘me?’ I have watched documentaries about the spread of mankind around the planet, the long walk from Africa, and have often said that all people are African, but some are more African than others. Half of my genes are English and I stake a claim to those being of good Celtic stock. I feel a strong tie to this south western land of green hills, red sandstone and mellow climate, and feel that I’ve been here a long time. But I may have only arrived with the Norman Conquest, with the Vikings, or on a coach from Llandudno. My other half is from the West African Igbo tribe, but those borders were only laid down by the raiding Empires in…

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8 thoughts on “Raku Cats and Amethyst, the Archaeology of Me

  1. This makes for such interesting reading, Gilly. Your genes are a fascinating mixture indeed. I love the idea of your handmade beads being dug up by some future archeologist and perhaps being put on display in a museum. 🙂

  2. I loved this post for so many reasons, and I’m so glad you reposted it. I love hearing your back-story, having come only recently to your blog. I love seeing all your talents and treasures and self-perceptions laid out for me. Like other people who’ve commented it’s made me wonder how I’d respond to a personal archaeological dig. My genes are in four sets of good hands, but beyond that I have only perishables. Your title is intriguing. How about some photos of your beads?

      1. Thank you for the link back. I love your stringing design, and the idea of two people working together.

        Megarchaeological dig? Possibly not as you did, but I’m framing a series of Broken Hill memoirs – that’d be me digging into my past. I don’t think I’ll leave tangible traces.

  3. I’d be a happy archaeologist if you were my subject to unfold. If anything, reading your blogs for years now, I think I at least have some measure of ideas of who you are. 😉

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