Monday, April 9, 2012

I is for Ireland

This is a place I feel close to even though I’ve never set foot on the ground there.  I’m not really sure how to explain it. Maybe it’s because I have red hair, green eyes and fair skin. Maybe it’s because I’m ‘as stubborn as the day is long’.  That’s a quote from my mother.
Whatever the reason, I feel drawn to the whole U.K. When I was in college, I traveled to London for a choir trip. I felt the connection there too. Like I belonged there or something.
Just browsing through pictures of Ireland for this post makes me want to hop on a plane and go stand on the cliffs and feel the wind off the ocean. It’s probably a cold biting wind, but I’d still like to feel it.
I’ve taught several songs that have an Irish or Scottish origin for all different age groups, which I love.
At some point, I want to set a story there. Maybe when I’m making money as a writer (not holding my breath there) I’ll be able to travel to all the places I write about ….you know…for research.


  1. Other than the part about traveling there with a choir, you described how I feel about Ireland perfectly. I've always wanted to live there. I SWORE I would when I was younger...before life caught up with me and my heart got stolen by my DH.

  2. Yeah...husbands have a way of doing that...;)Maybe when all of the posse's books are published and we have money to travel with, we can take a trip there. How fun would THAT be??

  3. I've heard from friends who've gone there that it's beautiful but chilly, even in July. I love the beauty of the cliffs.

    The place I was drawn to for most of my life was India. I always thought I'd go there, and that there was some special connection to me and India. Now, I'm not so sure anymore. Nice to meet you.

    What do you write?