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: