Friday, December 30, 2011

12/30/11 - A Mandate from Bubba

Consider this the finale to a trilogy. I spent the evening with Robert/Bubba, my nephew/brother, and his lovely wife. Robert says I absolutely have to state that since Mother gave birth to 4 other children, her bloodline/DNA goes on. It is my birth father's DNA that truncates with me. Tomato, tomawto. Same thing I've been saying: my bloodline ends with me. But I promised Bubba I would clear things up. So there. All clear. Feel better?


  1. After thinking about it for a while, I'm not sure how important bloodline is after all. I mean yes, if you'd had children then your bloodline would continue through them... sort of.

    It would only half continue as the other half would come from their dad. A few generations down the road and the little bits and pieces of you that are left (genetically speaking) really don't amount to all that much. So unless you're laying claim to some royal position... does bloodline really matter?

    I like to believe that what matters far more is your spirit and contribution to the world. You have a lot to give, a gentle and loving spirit, and a light that shines brightly, touching more than you see. Those are your true contributions and they're far more powerful and meaningful than a few DNA strands.

  2. LR said: Just wanted to let you know caught up on the blogs. Letting it allsoak in . Will comment later. Hope you enjoy your day out. Nothing will ever compare with last New Years Eve! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  3. @ Maria - thank you for your kind words! I completely agree about contribution vs. bloodline. And I'm over the initial shock that came from realizing my DNA, just like the dinosaurs, will be extinct with me. I'm sure there are many others that can say that, but I bet there's not a huge quantity.

    As a biologist, I get too what your saying about genetics but there is a distinction between alleles and DNA coding. Black hair and brown eyes may "fade away" over generations (the basis for Darwin's theory on survival of the fittest), but just as genus and species remain constant, so does DNA - a broad statement of course not taking into account aberrations, etc. Again, tomato, tomawto, but I get what you're saying.

    And thank you again for your positive support of me. You are the best Maria! I hope 2012 is your best year yet! Looking forward to experiencing it with you. HugZ!

  4. @ LR - Yep, last year was right up there with the top 10 of a lifetime. ;) Happy New Year to you too dear friend. HugZ!