It’s hard to explain what “The South” means to me. To me this term resonates with a meaning deeper than “Home”. “The South” to me speaks of history and place. It is where my the spirit of my family resides.
Many times as a child and even now I have tried to understand myself in these terms. Looking back at the path of my forefathers I retrace the steps to my awakening.
We know the past through stories. The truth of these stories can be hidden. I have searched for truth in my, in my family’s, stories. I have found some truth but much remains hidden. There is pain in this past and in these stories, but there is also triumph, humor, and love.