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!

3 comments:

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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