I was inspired to study English literature - Shakespeare, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron - this became my major in college. Not entirely practical, but I loved the romanticism and the magic of the words And once in a while it comes in handy when watching Jeopardy!
|Percy Bysshe Shelley|
Since I have been seriously researching my family, my desire to visit the place from whence they came has become even stronger. My great-great-grandmother, Alice Zipporah Webb was born in Gloucestershire. I would love to be able to walk in her footsteps.
I may never visit England in this lifetime - unless I win the lottery - but it lives on in my heart - and my imagination!