Andy Schmookler: How the Heirloom Project could help heal America’s political brokenness | Nvdaily
This is the final installment in the Heirloom Project series.
The Heirloom — defined as something that is passed forward for future generations to experience as “something of value” — is a way of creating positive bonds across the generations.
For the present generation, those positive bonds — in both directions — matter:
• Both backward, involving respect and appreciation for the Ancestors, to whom the Heirloom from the past harkens back;
• And forward (if one decides to take up the Heirloom Project’s invitation to create an Heirloom), as an expression of love and caring for the Descendants.
Beyond that — in addition to these private and familial benefits — it turns out that the Heirloom Project also has some potential to help this…