Today I felt my heritage spring alive.
A meeting of long lost cousins,
looking at eyes that reminded me of my father
and photographs of long dead souls who share my blood,
but one held a joy for me
a stern man in a top hat, a child on his knee..
my great, great, great, Grandfather Samuel,
born 1785, before the French revolution,
a young man at the time of the battle of Waterloo
How fortunate that I have his likeness
To wonder at and pass down his future family....