Blood is Thicker than Water

St. Stephen’s Day has been quiet here but the emails that have been flying between us three sibs have been fun.

Big Sis, Big Bro and Me Photo: Frank Tubridy
Big Sis, Big Bro and Me
Photo: Frank Tubridy

While I was swimming here in Tramore yesterday, it transpires that Big Bro was caught on camera taking a dip at Dublin’s well known Forty Foot. Here’s how he directed me to the clip in the Irish Times:

Look at today’s Irish Times website, news section, photos of 40 ft. Red togs, back to camera……

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/hardy-swimmers-take-to-the-water-for-annual-festive-swim-1.2048569

Big Sis, who is also based in Dublin, emailed to be sure that I’d seen the photo and I could feel the chuckle in her words.

It all makes me think of this great quote from Sean O’Casey which was a real favourite of Mother and Dad:

Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness … the hilarious declaration, made by man that life is worth living.

 

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 I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

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