Monday, March 17, 2008

"Erin Your Ma!"


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.
Irish Saying

An té a bhíonn amuigh, fuarann a chuid
While a person is out, his food goes cold
(nothing does well, if neglected).
Irish Saying

Dá fheabhas é an t-ól is é an tart a dheireadh
Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.
Irish Saying

A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.
Irish Saying

There is no tax on talk
Irish Saying

Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.
Irish Saying


Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly.

Thanks for putting these up yesterday. Next time someone looks at me cross-eyed because I'm skipping dessert, I'm going to use that last one.

k2 said...

Jeff -

Tell it like it is !!