is also here . . .

“I believe that much unseen is also here.” 

 
~Walt Whitman

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places where we are free to relax . . .

“Rural and traditional escapism. That’s my angle. Places and events where we are free to relax and be ourselves, where nobody tells us to hurry along or conform or grow up. Somewhere we can properly live.”

~Fennel Hudson

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she lived every kind of life . . .

“She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.”

~Roman Payne

 

(from travels through County Clare, Ireland. Dysert Castle, Corofin)

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returning to Ireland . . .

It is bittersweet as I pack for my return trip to Ireland. I think about grief and loss, those left behind, my mother’s ailing health and the unrest in our country.  

This photograph is from a moment at Mick Nester’s automotive repair shop, nestled in Corofin. The shop is a converted cathedral and Mick is an expert Irish flutist. The artful way that Mick speaks and approaches life is a sight to behold.
 
It will certainly be good to see him and other friends in County Clare.  Western Ireland is a magical place which will certainly ease my heavy heart with its gentle way of doing so to the weary traveler. 
 
`dlb

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look right through me . . .

“Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen – sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me – no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me – look right through me . . .”

 

~REM

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This was taken in County Clare, Ireland at the Willbrook School, now abandoned . . .