Posts that make me laugh uncontrollably are very high on my agenda and I’m seldom disappointed by my fellow Co. Waterfordian blogger, Clare Scott. Her latest post Fannying Around still has me chuckling.
In the midst of our banter in the comments, the matter of rants and a ‘rant-up’ arrived on the agenda.
It brought me back to a ‘rant-up’ of sorts in which I participated wholeheartedly some years back with my mother and young son. He was about six at the time and Mother was nearing eighty.
We’d all had a ferociously frustrating week so piled into the car on a dark December Friday afternoon and headed to Garrarus Beach. The sea was wild; it was windy as hell but we all scrambled out of the car and screamed, and Screamed and SCREAMED and S C R E A M E D.
It was one of the most cathartic occasions of my entire life and the fact that it was shared made it all the better.
Here’s the haiku that I wrote later that evening to make sure I’d never forget it!
screaming in wild frustration
the tide turned in shock
So, if anyone is on for a rant-up, you know where to come. Stand here on Social Bridge and shout and scream your frustrations away. Your salt tears will be swept into the ever-forgiving salty sea.