I have had a lovely morning of remembering. A musician and teacher from Cahersiveen, Ireland contacted me about the story behind “The Sheep of Portmagee,” a song I wrote in 2012, and for permission to include the lyrics in a local collection of songs about the area.
This was a quirky song I wrote, giving human feelings and adventures to said sheep. I used the Irish traditional “Gilderoy” for the tune.
What a wonderful three weeks it was…..it is great to remember good things on a cold, rainy day. Love, Lisa
One of my favorite things about our Christmas tree is that it is full of memories. Most of the ornaments bring back a rush of remembrances and good thoughts that make me smile. This particular ornament, for example:
Bought in a small shop in Dingle, Ireland in 2001. We had gone to this shop around 1 PM, and saw a sign saying that they were away and would be back sometime in the afternoon. (no time specified, which I thought was wonderful and so unusual to my American time-driven upbringing) Sometime around 4 we went back and found this. It sparkled so beautifully in the light, and we loved it.
Seeing it now, I am right back there, in that small intimate shop, with Ed and Joshua. Good times, good thoughts flow through me, and I smile.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. Love, Lisa
A reminder of what was in time past…an abandoned home, Skellig Michael out in the sea, an akilter gate. Bittersweet in its beauty, reminders of things almost remembered. Memories that aren’t yours, but feel like they could be. Slainte, Lisa