By Whose Authority? . .I Am My Own Authority! .

When this photo came the other day I could see a young woman of stature and maturity in answer to the question ‘By whose authority?. . . whatever the problem. . . .  saying firmly that ‘I am my own authority!. . . . ‘ because her ancestry endows her.  I give a brief synopsis. . .

Her great great grandmother
the Jenny. . .

to the question by whose authority?    ‘Because I said so, that’s why!’
I heard it often enough.

Great Grandmother Veronica when
over 60 years old answered the Literature
Professor. . . .

Not being a member of the Church how do you know what is right to do?
Grandmother great answers. .‘I have a heart and knowledge.  I know what is right.’

Grandfather a retired Teacher
of English and Drama and
Grandmother an artist and retired
Teacher of Art

In love with this ongoing surprise of a granddaughter 2 days a week after 3 sons,
enriching her life with words and art and laughing with fun always.

Both parents working to maintain a home and lives of meaning and enrichment for a new family.  Hoping also for some rest.  This is only half of the picture  that is mine to see.  This is my side of Emma E.  The maternal side I surmise and hope to meet one day is as rich because I know Emma E.’s mother.

Life always holds the sparklers and is balanced.  And if in this world plans go askew, in another world they come to fruition.  To the question at the top By Whose Authority Do You Speak?. . . Emma E. will answer with a curt,  I Am My Own Authority! And she will silence the critic.  With this Grandmother Great’s blessing,  I assure you.

8 Responses to By Whose Authority? . .I Am My Own Authority! .

  1. John Holmes May 27, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

    Such a legacy, reaching so far into the future
    Each generation making it its own
    The memory of the future – new and strong.

    • Veronica Hallissey May 31, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

      Not so far into the future John. Just a breath away. Her memory bank is chock full. Thank you for commenting.

  2. Maria Wulf May 27, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

    I feel myself sitting taller as I read this.

    • Veronica Hallissey May 31, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

      Maria, the photo took my breath. Immediately I could almost see her chin jut out! Thank you for seeing and responding.

  3. Veronica Hallissey May 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

    email from Suzanne. . .Our future is in good hands!
    Godspeed.

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Veronica Hallissey May 31, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

      Suzanne, it is only those who apply insight first to ourselves know when we respond from the heart, knowledge is ours. In good hands, yes. Thank you.

  4. Kathy Rybacki Qualiana May 29, 2019 at 9:43 am #

    Love this..

    • Veronica Hallissey May 31, 2019 at 11:19 pm #

      Kathy, I am glad you like this. You have been your own authority! Keep watching.

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