Overwhelmed ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 95

The word ‘overwhelmed’ is one that I tended to associate with the negative until this morning. I remember once being really upset and a doctor asking me: ‘Are you overwhelmed?’ The question has stayed with me but I can’t remember if I answered or was jogged off somewhere else thinking about the meaning of such a question.

Today, I stepped into the day after St. Patrick’s Day thinking that Ireland had done her bit yesterday. It was early and for some unknown reason, I had dew on my mind. I wanted to capture one of those stunning photographs you see in National Geographic of dew drops. Dew fascinates me because, although it can look so very like a teardrop, it isn’t salty.

Well, Ireland certainly didn’t have a hangover or anything remotely like it. All was peace and everything seemed to be at one with itself.

I could post about 50 photographs here but I just keep thinking of the words from Brendan Kennelly:

A man should clear a space for himself

I saw that man this morning out in Tramore Bay:

Tramore Bay, Co. Waterford.
Tramore Bay, Co. Waterford.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

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