My feelings exactly, and written so much better.
As part of my practice, I don’t venerate my ancestors. I know its a popular thing to do in various Pagan communities, but I’ve never felt compelled to do so myself.
Specifically, I do not “regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference” or “to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion” (source) the “person(s) from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear” (source). I have a number of reasons for this, which I’ve found can be somewhat controversial, as people often take someone else’s rejection of something they find important to be personal (If you, fabulous reader, don’t agree with me, that is A-ok in my book!):
- I know diddly-squat about most of them. I have a big family. When it comes to my more recent ancestors, there’s quite a few I’ve never…
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