Do we understand what it is that we cling to in clinging to our ancestors? We are in love with the idea of our ancestral past and with that we cling to an idea about a lineage of people who validate our own present existence. There is a comfort felt in being cradled in our history regardless of the extremes expressed by the past. We honor those who have come before us. We honor their journey, their struggles and their triumphs. We believe in our ancestors and with that we hold tightly to the security of those who have come before us.