It has been an amazing 4 days here in Crossmaglen, it is beautiful country here
I have woken up and watched as the early morning mist rolls in and blankets the hills and valleys, dancing to a tune only it hears. Placed my fingers on medieval chisel marks wondering who made them and were they my relatives? I have watched as the every changing skies have ebbed and flowed, entertaining me for hours.
I have walked the streets of Belfast, learned of its history and it’s people. Had my first Guinness in Ireland- yes it does taste better here, had my 1st “Tayto” Crisps- cheese and onionflavor- Yum, and met some amazing people. and seen some stunning landscape. This truly is a magical land in so many ways.
As I mentioned in my last post I am staying with a member of “Women Welcome Women World Wide” and my Host Roisin has been amazing. And it’s people like Roisin and others that I have learned so much and gained a richness that I know I will take home with me that will add to the richness of my own tapestry of life. This truly is a gift.
Before leaving the Comox Valley, I went down to the Spit, did a smudge and picked up some pebbles. I had no idea where these pebbles were going to go, I just knew that I would leave them around Ireland. Today was one of those days. I have been carrying a pebble around in my pocket for the last few days, waiting for the right moment.
Today I was in Carrlingford. A medieval town with ruins. After I stopped in the Tourist information I was going to go look at the ruins, but there was a pull for me to go across the road to the Carlingford Lough. I cant explain it, it just was. I walked out to the end of the pier, which is below what was King John’s Castle, and pulled the pebble out of my pocket.
As I tossed it into the water, it was like I was returning my ancestors home. Along with that came a lightness about me, as if I had released past burdens-my own, and my ancestors, and maybe that is what this trip is all about.
Tomorrow I am off and will end up at Newgrange. I will be sad to leave my new friend, but looking forward to my next adventure. I have felt that the universe and the people have held me loveingly in their arms, allowing me to grow and find my most authentic self. It is something I will treasure.
Come along with me and let’s see where this path goes .