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today i leave ireland

where i went

to find my heart again

and

while here

i found

so many beautiful hearts 

all around me

everywhere i went

each

unique and lovely

in its own way

and

in the most unexpected of places.

“though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

-ralph waldo emerson

dublin.

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the river liffey 

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the pub/hotel 

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the spire 

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the bullet hole from the uprising

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the great library at trinity college

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the history –  book of kells

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the whimsy

“i go off into dublin and two days later

I’m spotted walking by the liffey

with a whole bunch of new friends. “

-ron wood

dublin and swords, county dublin  , ireland

for irish katie –

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for irish katie who loved the world

and

left way too early

and

for her daughter rachel

who inspired 

the happy nods of her mother’s head

and

who carries on

under the beautiful light

of her mother’s smile.


“death leaves a heartache no one can heal,

love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

-from an irish headstone

– and for all of those who have loved and lost someone dear to them

county donegal, ireland

the song of the sea.

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the view of the sea

from the kitchen of

our 260 year old farmhouse

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in a remotely quiet

and beautiful area

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way out

on old head 

through fields

to where the lusitania and its crew lie at rest

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and

down winding roads

 to where the sailors catch the wind

in the city of kinsale.

“we are tied to the ocean.

and when we go back to the sea,

whether it is to sail or to watch –

we are going back from whence we came.”

-john f. kennedy

old head, kinsale, county cork, ireland

 

kinship in kinsale.

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flew across the world

to visit the beautiful country of ireland

and

on my journey

i went to

kinsale, county cork

where i met

one of my fellow bloggers

a wonderful woman 

tric

of

https://mythoughtsonapage.com

who writes

with honesty

and

a wicked irish sense of humor

about 

life’s ups and downs

and 

how to get through it all

and

it was quickly clear

from the moment we met

that

we are long-lost irish sisters.


“friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘what! you too? i thought i was the only one.”

– c.s. lewis

kinsale, county cork, ireland