I’ve been sick in bed for the past two days – the weather was so bad I caught a chill, and rather than fight it, I decided to just pamper myself, drink lots of chicken broth and tea, and sleep. So I did, and now feel much better. But while I felt too awful to work, I couldn’t resist blog hopping. I look at my computer like a window open to the world. The world is so diverse, and so many people have such different lives that it’s endlessly fascinating.

Here are blogs I discovered besides the one on my links list:

http://www.a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com/

and
http://www.chayyeisarah.blogspot.com/

There is also
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

and http://abacaximamao.blogspot.com/

All these blogs have more links from people who comment (read the comments and click on the posters) and you can go from Brazil to Australia to Israel to France to Iraq in the click of a mouse (a new clichĂ© to take the place of ‘wink of an eye’)

And while I go back and forth I keep in mind the article I read a while back in the National Geographic about the human DNA – about how we are all descended from a hunter / gatherer tribe in Africa. There is a mitochondrial Eve who mothered the tribe of humans – mothered this incredibly diverse array of individuals who live in peace or are at war, who believe in different gods and mythology – but who ALL come from the same family. We all sprang from an African Eve…

It boggles the mind. And of the article, the thing I loved most was the comment from a native American who, while submitting to the DNA test, said, “I just hope it’s not going to prove we’re* all Swedish. *speaking about his tribe.

Personally, I love thinking that somehow I am related to every person on earth.

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