Yes, again I must agree with you here, too, how we all have an OVERWHELMING need to return to the scene of the catastrophe. Excepting perhaps in recent times, New Orleans.
For example, even though the remains of Pompeii weren't discovered until recently, even though Mt Vesuvius keeps erupting, the area surrounding the volcanic region supports 3,000,000 people. It is the most populated volanic region in the world.
Here we had a massive firestorm where several towns were burnt to the ground and nearly 200 poeple lost their lives. The survivors are all returning and rebuilding. For one thing in those weather conditions only the Europeans would and do stay.
It was a small group of Indigenous Indonesians who, prior to the Tsunami hitting land,from their ancient stories, knew it was on its way. They heard the noise first and headed for higher ground knowing they had 10 to 15 minutes to run to safety.
So is this why I am so fascinated with what I must call my own ancient beginnings? Despite my part celtic heritage I have no need to return there nor do I feel any particular affinity with them. Nor did they with me having those members of the family reject me at birth as a foundling.
Yet when I am with my Indigenous family and exhibiting those moments of selfdoubt due to the conditioned rejection, someone will say quietly to me "You know who you are". love them heaps.
Ah, yes but mention the word "albino" around them, the germanics, as I did recently, the col-hearted ones, the sang-froid (as I call them)became very volanic. Whoops....
It is obvious really that there had to have been more than one migration into Europe out of Africa, just as there was more than one into Australia. It would really have been easy to travel into Europe via Gibralter with the water levels lower, at least until that magic number 12k years ago. It only has to been a small family group or two at various times.
Yes, it is an impossibilty to map the earth's upheavals but to accept this as a given is enough. Look at the Grand Canyon, Mt Everest is growing it is not static, Santorini blew up as did Krakatoa. The destruction of civilizations through disaster or climate change..what happened to the Indus valley? It was African, I have no doubt about that.
The western Pacific is a huge melting pot in itself, pre-colonialism. I have a sister in law from Papua and a nephews' partner is Maori. Fascinating. Can't wait to hold the children when they come as they will.
Always food for much thought, many thanks. Judah
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