“Enchantment Ädventyr”, explores the “divided heart syndrome” through a genealogical magical fairy-tale journey. Many people own America as their motherland and as their fatherland, a different heritage ancestry, causing “some” a “divided heart syndrome” identity. Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, what their lifestyle, customs, traditions were like?
Experiencing my own “divided heart syndrome”, I took the liberty to “Genre blend” a “genealogical divided heart journey”, intertwined with Swedish folklore magic as fairy-tale into ancestral reality. Presenting genealogy instead of linear flat names and dates on paper, genre blending allowed my narrator to experience, explore, enjoy one’s ancestral heritage sensually, dimension-ally, vividly heartfelt.
The narrator’s genealogical quest promised help by the Swedish Count’s invitation. Her journey en-route to the Count interrupted by a Norse folklore character, “Skogsrå”, a “woodsprite”. Magic cast spun the narrator back into 1800’s heritage time, abruptly appearing invisible into the midst of her ancestors’ three most celebrated Swedish customs of Easter, Midsummer and Christmas, all uniquely blended in ancient folk-beliefs.
The Narrator magically spun into different times, places and spaces, uncontrolled by herself, surprisingly enriched by her serendipitous journey. Three generations of genealogical characters met, fests partaken and family vicariously enjoyed. Invisible, unable to gain help for her plight, was her magic spell broken? Does folklore belief participate? Does the narrator accomplish her journey to meet the Count for genealogical information? Was her “divided heart journey” resolved?
Penned with poetic, lyrical, romantic language pertinent to Norse folklore, also includes necessary repetition, rhythmic phasing and rhyme. All good fairy-tales end with happy resolution, endearing the reader.
Appendix follows with three traditional Swedish holiday menus and select recipes the characters ate. Genealogical tips and resource references, helpful to people curious to begin their heritage ancestral quest, included.