Re: OT-CHAT: Where are you?
J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> John I. Jones wrote:
> > J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Where is everyone?
> We're all here, Celia -- just like violets sleeping under the snow
> waiting for the warmth of your words to bring us all up blooming.
> Truth to tell, I think many of us just don't want to overburden John
> while Rt66 is horsed up. For my part, the early growth and subsequent
> unending rains have squeezed me between the need to plant seedlings, the
> culling that must precede that, and the insurgent weeds that interfere
> with both. But for all that, I have just returned from a Gaeltacht
> Weekend -- Friday evening through Sunday afternoon at Mount Vernon
> College in northwest Washington, DC, filled with Irish dancing and song,
> workshops in history and language, Mass in Gaelic, and a caeli following
> with a host of harps, violins, banjos, tin whistles, story-telling and
> plenty of Guinness. We were blessed with a number of excellent singers
> who in typically a capella style did full justice to the beauty of the
> ancient airs. And we were treated to a visit by the Irish Ambassador,
> who commiserated with us on the difficulties inherent in dealing with a
> language in which the plural form changes not only the endings of words,
> but the beginnings! Oy veh!
> Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac in Mount Vernon, VA