Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We're celebrating the removal of snakes from Ireland, right? But we all know that St. Patrick's Day is about much more than that. For many, it's an excuse to drink green beer and get a little raucous. For others, it's a chance to remember a heritage that is simultaneously turbulent and charming.
For me, it's just a chance to dig a little deeper into why Irish culture is so appealing.
Rebellion is appealing.
The accent rocks.
The land is gorgeous and wild.
Somehow the Irish people have come to embody spirit and fire.
My favorite thing is that Irish people have become known as great story tellers. They have some awesome stories to tell, and many Irish people really do seem to have a gift.
What do you like about Irish culture? What appeals to you about this holiday?