Love

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Loosing love is like a window in your heart

Everybody knows that you’re blown apart

Everyone knows where the wind blows…

Paul Simon. Gracelands

An Irish Blessing

 

EagleAn Irish Blessing to all our friends.
   May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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The Storyteller of Inis Mor

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story written in the oral tradition, December 19, 2014

Eilish Frazier (Tyler, Texas) – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Storyteller of Inis Mor: Could a legend save his life? (Kindle Edition)

I rarely write reviews, but when I do, the story has reached into my soul. The Storyteller of Inis Mór accomplished this and so much more! Raised with storytelling of the oral tradition by my grandmother, who was a Celt, this story brought back cherished memories of sitting at her feet, hearing stories of the old ways, with a warm crackling fire. I have not received any compensation for this review, other than the privilege of reading a beautiful and well written story. Conner has lost everything, and has hit rock bottom when he receives a letter from his grandmother, who is dying. By the time he arrives on Inis Mór, she is no more than a memory-a distant memory for Conner. According to her will, he inherits the homestead, as well as an old boat that has seen better days. With nothing but time on his hands, and the help of a mysterious old gentleman, he sets out to restore the boat to her former glory. The old man attempts to help Conner discover who he is, by regaling him with tales of the old ways, He tells Conner that we each have a gift-a special purpose in life, to not only help ourselves, but others. He begins to teach Conner that there is much more to life than money and material possessions. While reading these stories within the story, I could hear the Gaelic lilt in the old man’s voice, smell the salty air, and felt as though I was walking the rocky shores of Inis Mór. Does Conner realize his gift, his purpose in life? Ahh, you must read the story and discover that for yourself! This is a story I will read many times through my life, and one I will share with my family during story time.

Meaning and Purpose

“What’s the meaning of life?” That is said to be the eternal question. Joseph Campbell, arguably the worlds most renowned scholar of myths, legends and creative and empowering role they can play in our lives, was fond of saying that there was no real meaning to life, and that it is our own obligation to add meaning to our lives; but he also talked about having a calling, a purpose in life. The idea of finding and following a calling was espoused 2500 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato and before him Aristotle, both of whom believed that every human being has an internal ‘Daemon’, a guiding spirit, somewhat similar to the Christian concept of a guardian angel that carries with it the potential purpose of our life’s work or ‘Calling’. How many of us discover that purpose? How many of us are working at careers or professions we truly love

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