The new Science of Chaos is an exciting and emerging science of wholeness. It explores the apparent possibility that everything in the universe is interconnected. The review of the history of our family encourages me to believe that everything in the universe is really interconnected. Perhaps the philosophers Schopenhauer and Joseph Campbell have it right.
Schopenhauer... Points out that when you reach an advanced age and look back over your lifetime, it can seem to have had a consistent order and plan, as though composed by some novelist. Events that when they occurred had seemed accidental and of little moment turn out to be indispensable factors in the composition of a consistent plot. So who composed the plot?
Schopenhauer ... suggests that just as your dreams are composed by an aspect of yourself of which your consciousness is unaware, so, too, your whole life is composed by the will within you. And just as people whom you met by apparently by mere chance became leading agents in the structuring of your life, so too, will you have served unknowingly as an agent to the lives of others.
Joseph Campbell.... The whole thing gears together like one big symphony, with everything unconsciously structuring everything else.... one great dream of a single dreamer in which all dream characters dream, too; ... Every thing arises in mutual relation to everything else, so you can't blame anybody for anything. It is even as though there were a single intention behind it all, which always makes some kind of sense, though none of us knows what the sense might be, or has lived the life that he quite intended
My research found that the ancestors of our families crisscrossed paths several times during their travels west and the historical events. Then, several generations later the families would meet again and one or more of the sons and daughters would marry. As the story unfolded, I marveled at the determination, faith and courage of both my male and female ancestors who carried on in spite of hardships, and sometimes of the loss of their spouse and children.