"We rarely stumble across our heritage as it is always there waiting to be explored and shared. I feel sure that man's desire to procreate and have their own children merely reflects man's need to ensure that heritage lives on, even when they die.
One's heritage is like a cultural mark and a genetic imprint that will not wash off. When our heritage is evaluated, it turns out to be all down to genetics and peas in a pod. It is the seed of our family spread around the garden of mankind. Whereas a plant may die, its seed will live on and grow in identical image to that of its parent. Even in the shadow of death itself, we face life anew. There is never a time when everything a creature stands for, dies with them. There is never a time a body leaves this earth without leaving behind them life anew. Even in the experience of our death, our face lives on, as do our culture, religion, beliefs, mannerisms and gestures. Even the way we stand, walk and talk! All these parts of us and mannerisms live on in the family we leave behind on this side of the green sod, even when we inhabit the other side!
Hold fast therefore to your family and your heritage and lose not your head to fanciful times. The flock of all past memories fly by, never to return if we sweep away our experiences of family history. Unless we are able to continuously nourish and water the roots of our heritage, in generations to come we shall be no more than just one more faceless person in a meaningless mass who has lost their way and is left with nothing of substance to hang onto and pass onto the next generation." William Forde: March 19th, 2015.