17 March, 2010
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!