This has led many to seek stability in a search for their past, a quest to discover those from whom they descended, and a sense that they are not alone.
This is not a pointless quest. Who am I, where do I come from, and how should I understand the ancestors who shaped me, are questions human beings have asked from time immemorial. In "So Let Me Just Say" I have attempted to find answers to some of these questions and ask (usually myself) why the people I have interacted with acted the way they did. I have done this, mainly for my family, but hopefully it is interesting for others as well. It is also true that others have memories that can complete our own inner jigsaw puzzle. At times I have simply sought to reclaim the world as it was, or at least as I understood it, so that that world would not be lost and probably misunderstood.
What I have experienced cannot be understood without an awareness of the place God has had in my life. In this regard the essay at the beginning of the book is really a questioning of what makes us who we are, and what God's thoughts may be on how we view others. In the face of a rapidly changing world, stability, peace and understanding can still be found and community discovered in a knowing of God, and a deeper understanding of ourselves.