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Friday, March 17, 2006
Happy St. Paddy's Day
Irish? In truth I would not want to be anything else. It is a state of mind as well as an actual country. It is being at odds with other nationalities, having quite different philosophy about pleasure, about punishment, about life, and about death. At least it does not leave one pusillanimous.
- Edna O'Brien

I only celebrate this day as I am very proud of the fact that I am nearly 100% Irish (my father is). But, just for those of you who don't know, St. Patrick was NOT Irish; he was a Brit, kidnapped and held as a slave. After he escaped he became a priest and returned to "save" his Pagan captors. Being a Celtic Pagan, I resent what he did to Ireland. However, you have to respect the man as he accomplished what no countries army could- he conquered Ireland......

So:

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the rain fall softly upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand (and may you be in Heaven an hour before the Devil knows you're dead).

teri donovan springer
posted by Teri Springer @ 6:59 AM  
1 Comments:
  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger Shirley Goodwin said…

    Yay for the Irish - my mother's father's parents emigrated from Ireland to Australia, so I'm 1/8 Irish and proud of it. I'm just not sure what the other 7/8 are though!

     
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