|ROMAN SOLDIER AT ISCA|
|FOOTPRINT IN TIME|
Ah, "What is it?" you ask. Well it is the actual, real and ancient footprint, embedded on a tile, of a Roman Soldier. The print of the studs in the sole of his sandal are plainly visible and I run my hand over this tile every time we visit there. I know, I know! Weird or what? But I just find it totally amazing that I can actually, right here and now, in 2019, touch the footprint of a man who lived in this town centuries ago. I wonder did he accidentally walk on the tile? Or did he, as some young people today like to make footprints in the wet cement of a new sidewalk, do it intentionally? We will never know and nor do I know what year this fine Roman Soldier left his footprint for us to ponder on. Whatever year it was, I hope it was a happy one for our friend as he toiled in a foreign land far from his home. I wish all of you a happy year too. May this new year of 2019 bring you all you desire.