Monday, November 7, 2011

Tika & Her Nose & Our Research

Look at the size of that darling little black nose! If you want to learn some fascinating trivia (and if you're a dog person) do a Google search on "how dogs smell." The abilities of their noses are amazing.  Tika finds new things to sniff at every single day even when we're walking the same route most of the time. Everything is deserving of a sniff to a dog. Everything is worth "checking out."

How to apply this to genealogy? We have been watching the new TV series, "Person of Interest." Last night's episode had a quote that I quickly scribbled down:  "We only see what we choose to look for."  Or that quote could be amended thusly: "We only find what we choose to look for."   If you're seeking an answer to a family history mystery and you choose not to look at all the available places, even the same-old-same-old places, you will not "see" answers and you will not find answers. Choices rule our lives in everything.  Might you agree or disagree????

1 comment:

  1. OMG, that little Tika is THEEEE cutest!

    And, I think this may go along with your thoughts:

    "We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anaïs Nin (1903-1907) French born American writer

    So, if you choose to look at what you find with the same old perspective, you will also fail to see anything new.

    Just my 2¢ worth!