“It’s a great consolation to think that when we’ve long been in the grave our noses will still be strolling the earth.”
― Milan Kundera
“He knew all the stories. His grandfather had given them to him when he sat between the old man’s knees as a child. It was a comfort, though, to hear them again. To call them to mind. All these stories that made him more than just a vintner and more than just a man who carried a spear whom other men were willing to follow. More than just a man who lay dying. The stories made him one of the People, who would never die.”
― Stant Litore,
“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.”
― Tahir Shah,
We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.
“The study of the past is the main portal through which culture is acquired.”
― Joseph Epstein
“Surely our people do not understand even yet the rich heritage that is theirs. There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majesty all unmarred.”
― Theodore Roosevelt,
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Anonymous
“I’m half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I’d be in a hell of a mess!”
― Audrey Hepburn
Heritage comes from old French meaning able to be inherited. We inherit from our forebears looks, characteristics, property and culture. It also denotes items from the past considered worthy of protection such as heritage buildings, UNESCO sites. It is also used to refer to old breeds of animals and seeds that have not been modified from olden times such as heritage roses. Above are some examples of heritage in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge.