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A world in need of Irish wit and wisdom

Tom Purcell on

With the world full of angst and disruption — with so many people filled with anger and hate — I can't think of a better time to embrace the Irish spirit.

So let me share some of Ireland’s most enjoyable blessings, proverbs and quotes, as gathered by IrishCentral.

This blessing is a good place to start:

May you have warm words on a cold evening,


a full moon on a dark night,


and the road downhill all the way to your door. 

 

I wish everyone could enjoy warm words on a cold night and an easy, well-lighted walk home, but too many of our fellow human beings are facing incredible burdens and challenges.

The besieged people of Ukraine have experienced far too much war in their long history, and we are all praying that the horrific bloodshed taking place right now ends immediately — but Putin’s actions are making it harder to embrace this Irish thought:

May you have length with your days,


and strength with your step,


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