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Thank you for hosting the Friday Promp, Roshelle. It is such fun to participate in and read. Unfortunately I cannot get the link to work. Hopefully you’ll be able to make the connect 🙂
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
To the unobservant, he was the epitome of a humble man standing tall behind the counter taking orders. However, if you read carefully between the lines, looked deeply into his eyes, you immediately knew there was a story here.
The three very diverse women standing before him knew the cover ensconced bravery, intelligence, spirit and fire. Although he hid his light under a bushel, these three privileged women knew that story and held him in great esteem.
They came daily to enjoy his company, share his memories and honour the man he was before and the man he was now.
I have to admit I feel “ancient” when I’m in a great deal of pain.
Have you every been around someone that makes you feel “old” ancient because their zest for life is so pure and their excitement for life vivacious? Having said that, I can imagine it. Often, I’m told I have a youthful persona. Because of my age, I delight in that since I have such a thirst for knowledge and understanding and growing.
When you look at the 7 Wonders of the World, ( Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum At Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Light House of Alexandria, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia) how long they have lasted and stood the test of time, I feel small and insignificant. The Pyramids of Giza are a living testament to age. I often used to watch the Learning Channel and other programs regaling archeology and the new finds of ancient items and places and cities. Each time I can’t help but wonder at the way our ancestors lived.
I find it exciting to take virtual tours through these places, particularly as I am not wealthy enough to travel and see these sites first hand. I find great excitement and am always interested in the findings of archeologists about places we knew existed and have since found.
In particular, the precision with which many of these places were built. Precision we can’t hope to match even with our advanced technology and abilities.
Although in all honesty I would not have enjoyed living during those times, as I am in favour of modern medicines which have aided in a prolonging and healthy life, I wonder about this too. In coming years, our advancements in medicine will surely make our current methods seem archaic and ancient.
It’s often true in our “modern” society we have given up the “ancient” ways of our ancestors, opting for a more modern way of living and doing things. Still, we honour ancient customs on occasion, some out of a sense of duty, others with tongue in cheek, and others (a minority these days) who still believe they are a testament to honest pure living.
I’m still searching to find the answers to my ancestors and their beliefs. I’m really curious about yours. If you have an ancestral custom that your family still honours, I’d be delighted if you’d share it with me.