17 March, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

- Irish Friend Blessing

St. Patrick's Day is the day Catholics celebrate St. Patrick "sweeping the snakes (*cough*paganism*cough*) from Ireland." Anyone of Irish decent and perhaps a pagan should still be extra proud that they are Irish today.  I tend to look towards the modern celebration of the day because of it's haunting anti-pagan past.  If you look to how the holiday is celebrated now, it gives you a bit of a brighter image.

I am not Irish by birth; I am Irish by marriage.  Most people look at me funny when I tell them my last name and then they ask, "You're Irish?!"  I merely just display my wedding ring and then they understand.  I guess Native American/Italian/Spanish/French chicks can't ever really look Irish, but I will celebrate the day with my husband.  

So, throw on some green and put a clover in your lapel!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Catpriestess said...

You yourself may not be able to claim any "known" Celtic ancestors, but many of your ancestors, intermixed with the Irish, so who
knows ; )

Avie said...

Stumbled across your blog and think it is absolutely charming. I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Willow said...

Catpriestess: Very true. Since I'm part French and Spanish, I'm pretty sure that somewhere in the past I have to be Celtic. They invaded most of Europe, so we all have a little bit of Irish in is.

Avie: Thanks so much! Enjoy the blog.

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