January 3rd, 2004

breaking bad

"all who are no longer children must conceal themselves"

My brother has been investigating my family tree for some years. My paternal grandmother was born with the surname 'Gotch' which is pretty rare. Virtually every Gotch in the world is related to my family.

The most interesting of these is Thomas Cooper-Gotch, a Pre-Raphaelite. I am not his direct descendent, but we share common ancestry. Not sure why I am posting this, except that I like the pictures.

"And as I move through an obscure and poppied world behold a shrouded form that seems to question me! Is this the dead Destroyer, Death? is this the end? Ah no! the pallid arms are raised, the veil divides a faint sigh breaths my name, and lo, Not night but dawn; not death, but life, or better, life through death, yea Death the Bride!"
(Thomas Gotch)