2 hours ago
My thoughts for this
Father's day Sunday were:
• Patience brings out the beauty within.
• Doing something out of love rewards with love,
even it's miles away today.
And in this case I mean:
How putting all that energy and will power into something, can lead to discovering things worth preserving for the generations to come. Investing in cultural heritage. And by doing this, without necessarily getting any more rewards nor recognition than the gratitude of the future. It's giving everyone a chance to experience, what some of us might even consider worthless now, could be the most precious treasure in time.
That's what I love about miracle workers like @nationaltrustforscotland, and all their volunteers. That's what I hope @kohtaamistenhamina, people of my hometown would realise. There's so much history left in Edinburgh, compared, much much more than in Hamina. Let's not take it for granted.
Lately I've been ashamed of how some people persistently work to turn those few historical sites left into money. Or cutting funds from those who are already working hard to protect them. Destroying the chances of preserving part of this cultural history of OURS to the future generations, over their own greed. Shame on you.
This is Gladstone's Land. Property belonging to the National Trust for Scotland. One of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh, still echoing the beauty of 17th century within a 500-year old building. Also nearly 90-years ago saved by NTS, alongside someone with a heart of gold. Knowing the importance of twining the past and future closely together, making it the present for today.
So please keep campaining, volunteering, donating and most importantly visiting, to keep the history of your own surroundings alive.
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