Sunday Sense

There are certain scenes that spell ‘home’ for me and one of them is crossing Rice Bridge in Waterford City and looking along the full length of the Quay. I especially like it when the River Suir is at high tide, as it was very early  this morning.

Waterford City
Waterford City

Where are your I’m home places?

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.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Sense”

  1. That’s a great shot Jean and a reminder of the few months I lived just behind Reginald’s Tower down the end there. There’s a perfect ‘old man’ bar just near there – Jordan’s American Bar, on account of the emigrant ships that used to leave from the quays.

    But I feel ‘I’m home’ every time I arrive in Cork, despite the fact that I’ve never lived there.

  2. Morning Roy! Thought you might like the pic alright. How interesting that you lived just behind Reginald’s Tower as that’s where my father had ‘digs’ back when he came to Waterford in the 1940s! See you’re not that much of an ‘old man!’

    Interesting, too, that you’re ‘home’ when you get to Cork in spite of never living there. I’m like that about Waterford City ~ never lived there a day in my life but it absolutely evokes ‘home’ and my son announced the other night that he feels the same about crossing the bridge!

  3. As both my father and his father were RCAF navigators, as was I until three days ago, there’s been a lot of moving in our lives. The feeling that you describe is one I hope to capture in the coming years; it’s time to settle down, permanently.

    Or, at least, as permanently as our short human existences will permit.

  4. Lovely picture–I can see why this scene spells home for you. My yard with its flowers on a beautiful summer say represents home to me. (I could also say the same thing about my yard representing home after the first snowfall of the winter.)

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