My nana passed away recently. Margaret was a McNally from County Cork. Irish is as Irish does. She was a great inspiration to me for many reasons. Primarily, her way of just being. The peace and serenity of a life lived without fuss. Thrifty, resilient and stoic.
This poem and short video about the blessings of native lands felt a fitting tribute. Happy birthday, Gran.
THE ART OF BLESSING, the art of calling in the invisible help of the divine, is ever present to the Celtic mind. As the old proverb says, this blessing is closer to you than the door—the root of blessing is to be found within, and not outside yourself.
True blessing is found from a sure-footedness on safe ground, on your home turf.