March 17, 2010

May the road rise to meet you..

may the wind be ever at your back,
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Happy St. Patrick's day to you all!  One of my favorite holidays, and I can't even describe why.  It has always been associated with a good time and wearing ridiculous amounts of green (my favorite color), but it seems there must be something more than that to make me love it so much.

I think my enjoyment of the holiday increased when I met my loverly Irish (if somewhat diluted) boy.  I think I also fell more deeply in love with the holiday after reading the Mabinogion in undergrad.   This is a wonderful collection of Celtic mythology and folklore.  Which, after reading appears in EVERYTHING!
Having read more about the pagans of that time makes my interest in Ireland even stronger.

Here are some items I love about St. Patrick's day...
 Because it's just not St. Patrick's day without Guinness...  Although Jameson, and Bailey's are also appropriate =)
green bamboo yarn  kittygrrlz


green clover necklace ThePeachTree

dew covered shamrock (not four leaf clover!) print ajawin

ok i just really like owls!  But he is green!  buttercupbloom 

For all the information you need about st. patrick's day ...

May those who love us love us;
and those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles so we will know them by their limping


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