There is something special about St. Patrick's Day. Is it the undeniable taste of corn beef, cabbage, potatoes, and Irish soda bread, the sweetness of homemade cookies, the closeness of family gathered together, or a wonderful combination of all? One year ago at this time, we moved into our lovely new home without fanfare so today we celebrate the wearing of the green.
My 4-year-old granddaughter greeted me tonight with a wee leprechaun tale. "Grandma, a leprechaun came to my nursery class today. He left footprints all over but we could not see him."
"Guess what, Sierra, I looked all over for a pot of gold for us and there was none to be found. I guess your little leprechaun was playing a trick on all of us."
Thank you teacher-poet, Ruth Hersey, who is hosting Poetry Friday from her new home in Paraguay. You can read Ruth's thoughts and enjoy all the poetic goodness from other bloggers at Ruth's blog, here.
Two Writing Teachers for this daily meeting place to connect with a community of reflective writers.
Sending hopes of quick healing ...ReplyDelete
Carol, those leprechauns sure are tricky. Yesterday I think we all were a bit Irish.ReplyDelete
Love the celebration of St Patrick's Day and the leprechaun story. Hope you continue to heal quickly from cataract surgery.ReplyDelete
So fun! Thank you, and I hope you feel all better soon!ReplyDelete
Ruth, here's hoping to a quick recovery with great eyesight! I love the sweet leprechaun convo and your sweet poem with the grand girls' photos! Too cute! Happy St. Pat's Day. We enjoyed the same menu (only a week early.)ReplyDelete
The word 'undeniable' landed with me as a descriptor for rituals. While you savor the familiar, best wishes for speedy healing following your new eye-surgery experience.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed for your healing and Yay, YOU! for writing still. Wishing you a bit of the luck of the Irish too.ReplyDelete
You've got the cutest leprechauns of all, right there--much better than pots of gold! Wishing you quick healing, Carol!ReplyDelete
Happy cataract surgeries! I'm loving my clear vision! Good for you that you are continuing to write.ReplyDelete
Swift healing! Perhaps post-surgery, you will find those leprechauns afterall!ReplyDelete
I liked having new 'sight' with my surgery, Carol, wishing you the luck o' the Irish and a quick recovery!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda. My eye is adjusting better today. I have been so tired from the surgery that I still can't stay awake while reading posts for the most part. Have a good start to spring.Delete
Carol, your granddaughters look adorable in their Irish dresses! I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day with your family, and I hope you healed quickly.ReplyDelete