I went to a meeting of the local chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Erin this week. (I had no idea I had so many fabulous sons and daughters in the area!) They all had ties to Ireland, and were all authentically interested in my time abroad. And once I had regaled them with my travels I found they had just as many stories for me to dig into over the next few months.
An 11-hour flight from Dublin, a 7-hour layover in San Francisco and a midnight arrival in Reno: what a start to Christmas 2017. Just a year ago I was planning an international Christmas in the west of Ireland. It was one filled with adventure and minus all the “stuff.” This year, it was my turn to travel. I'm not one who enjoys airports and dealing with the complexities of getting somewhere, but I admit it's often the journey that produces the best stories.
It was a traditional ceremony unlike any I’ve seen in the United States. I have to admit I haven’t been to many graduations other than my own family, but this was something far different than those. It began with the presentation of an ornate silver mace. The entire ceremony was delivered in Irish, Latin and English and the Irish music was divine. I swear to you I envisioned leprechauns, fairies and famous writers from centuries gone by as I climbed the steps to the stage.
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