Saturday, July 26, 2014

Looking Forward

My father had this philosophy going. Always looking forward. Not to the point of destroying the day he was in but lightening his heart when the weather got bad, or someone died, or he felt lonesome.

I'm glad he shared it with me.

This year, in August, my family and I are exploring the Beara Peninsula, the land of my mother's people, the O'Sullivan Clan.

And we're staying here:


This is the music that will accompany us, The O'Sullivan March with the Chieftains:



Looking forward?

What do you think?

16 comments:

  1. Two thumbs up on the place to stay and accompanying music. Yes, looking forward is good. Out of nowhere sometimes I think, this too shall pass, and that helps.

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  2. Jealous. I've never been to Ireland.

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  3. Sharon:

    Yes either we pass or "it" passes but we all need that carrot from time to time :)

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  4. Hattie:

    One of these years you're going to have to make it, you would enjoy!

    XO
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  5. I know you will have fun and laughter, enjoy every moment and return refreshed! Safe journey.

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  6. Ah, the music, especially the Uillean pipes.....love it all. I'm sure you'll have a memorable time and lots of stories to tell.

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  7. GM:

    Not gone yet, but August is up on the horizon now :)

    XO
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  8. Pamela:

    yes, life is full of stories, we only need to tell them.

    Thank you!

    XO
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  9. One of the best places on earth.
    In 1987, we stayed in a very similar house high up in the hills above Bantry Bay, looking south. My daughter was 4 years old then and she still talks about the summer in the white house with the frilly curtains.

    Have a great time!

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  10. Its 1968 and we're conducting a sit-in at The National College of Art in Dublin. We're campaigning for an independent governing body for the college, because while it remains part of the civil service female lecturers cannot marry AND keep their jobs ! One night during those five weeks of being vilified by the press for our bad behaviour Paddy Maloney of The Chieftans wanders in, sits down with a huge grin and gives us all a wonderful evening of music magic. I've never forgotten it.

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  11. I think that you are blessed and I envy you.

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  12. Thank you Sabine, yes it is. One of the best places on earth is West Cork.

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  13. Oh Enna, what a lovely memory! And how extraordinary to get male support in a time when there was very little in Ireland.

    I, too, lost my job (with CIE) when I married but was offered it back on a contract basis for 1/2 the wages and no benefits or pension.

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  14. Ramana:

    You know better than to envy my friend. I've always found your life very intriguing and wonderful.

    XO
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