Monday, March 17, 2008
"Erin Your Ma!"
HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!
If truth be told, I do have a bit of the Irish in me ( Black Irish actually, and English, Czech, some rumored Scotch and American Indian as well, ) but I digress.
I found the following quotes on line and thought they summoned up the Irish quite nicely.
What Shall I Say About the Irish? The utterly impractical, never predictable,
Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish.Strange blend of shyness,
pride and conceit,
And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.
She's spoiling and ready to argue and fight,
Yet the smile of a child
fills her soul with delight.
Her eyes are the quickest to well up with tears,
Yet her strength is the strongest
to banish your fears.
Her hate is as fierce as her devotion is grand,
And there is no middle ground
on which she will stand.
She's wild and she's gentle,
she's good and she's bad.
She's proud and she's humble,
She's happy and sad.
She's in love with the ocean,
the earth and the skies,
She's enamoured with beauty wherever it lies.
She's victor and victim, a star and a clod,
But mostly she's Irish—
in love with her God.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.
An té a bhíonn amuigh, fuarann a chuid
While a person is out, his food goes cold
(nothing does well, if neglected).
Dá fheabhas é an t-ól is é an tart a dheireadh
Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.
A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.
There is no tax on talk
Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.