Heritage: Weekly Photo Challenge

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“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

1961.7 Irene,Jim in bed

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“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, Strangers in the Land

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“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.”
Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

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We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.
Maya Angelou

 

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“The study of the past is the main portal through which culture is acquired.”
― Joseph Epstein

 

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“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, Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter

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All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.                                 Anonymous

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“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. 

 

 

 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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15 Responses to Heritage: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Wonderful post and quote from Epstein

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  2. Irene, this photo essay exhibits the contrast of the esteemed of nature and of mankind. Each endures in its unique way, each bequeaths to the future its essence of rarity.

    I especially love the first four, which I think are your father’s grave, him reading to his daughter, his study, and family photos in your childhood home – the perfect emblem of heritage.

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  4. A very special collection of quotes and photos. I especially love the photo of the study and all those books… it reminds me of my own father.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Provocative, lovely and amazing photos plus words, Irene.

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  6. You can almost smell those books 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    I loved this post with its rich quotes paired with your global interpretations of heritage. You rounded out a fuller sense of what heritage is.

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