Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day

Nothing heavy today. Just a few quotes and some songs and a celebration of being Irish (whether your ancestors came from Ireland, and you are only Irish for a day.) Because besides the drinking, being Irish is all about the words and the music,

It's no good being Irish if you don't know that the
world will break your heart eventually.
 Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The Wolfe Tones and theWearing of the Green
Being Irish he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats

 For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry,
And all their songs are sad.
G K Chesterton

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
Alex Levine
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain falls soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
- Irish blessing
And finally if you are missing someone this St Patrick's Day
here's one more from the Clancy Brothers 
Happy St Patrick's Day


  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day Meg! My personal favorite is the Pogues!

    1. Happy St Patrick's Day to you too, Linda. I like the Pogues version very much, but something about the pennywhistle on the Liam Clancy recording does me in.