We carry within us the essence of our ancestors. Like a “Tree of Life” –branches growing, transforming, spreading, renewing – deep roots, strong, immovable, intertwined, spreading, enduring over time. The “tree” breathes with fallen leaves, bare branches; rebirth, new leaves, full branches. Each new leaf bares its own imprint, unique, separate, yet each connected to the branch. It’s no wonder we use the “Family Tree” to visualize and connect ourselves to our forefathers and each other.
The “Family Tree” when superimposed with the “Tree of Life” gives it an intrinsic meaning. The “Tree of Life” symbolizes a religious or spiritual connection to life.