Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trees


There's a family tree program doing the rounds on the internet at the moment. You can grow your own tree and pass it to your sister and she will add to it and pass it to other family members and a couple of days later you get an update and the trees branches have grown and relatives have sprouted all over the place.
One thing strikes me is it doesnt take long for your entire life to be wittled down to a name and a photograph and maybe an occupation- if you are remembered at all. Stefan has been receiving phone calls from upset relatives because he forgot to add a few people onto the virtual tree and they are still alive!

There are things I would like to know about descendants that are never recorded on a family tree....like....were you happy?.......what was your favourite thing to do in the whole world?......what was your favourite food?......did you travel?........so, what dya reckon, you know, about stuff?.....what were your dreams? ......what colour were your eyes, because you know the picture of you is in black and white?.......is that your normal expression or are you pulling a photo-face?............

Maybe three words to describe you could be included. There would have to be a poll for that after you died; circle the three most appropriate words to describe (.....). Obnoxious, loud, bastard. Timid, laughs a lot, sulky. Vague, fair, uncomplicated. Mmm maybe not!

2 comments:

holly fluxx-snaxx said...

that is so amzing
i'm really glad i'm yr sister
you think a lot
x x x x x x
<3

Julie said...

I agree. In death we have no voice. I would hate to be thought of in such reductive terms in cyberspace for an eternity.

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