So for this week’s writing topic, I spent probably more time than I should have scrambling around trying to find a couple things. Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and the topic is Irish-related, I thought I’d try to connect four Irish-related things in my house. It was kind of driving me nuts a little because, while I was only able to get my hands on two things, I know four exist somewhere (I could not for the life of me find the four-leaf clover necklace that I bought for my daughter when she was in elementary school, and I know we have a coffee cup somewhere with four-leaf clovers on it). But I was able to quickly grab the two Irish things I use the most – my practically empty bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey and my Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask (my fave mask, and it’s practically empty as well ☹ )
I did almost have three Irish things on hand because yesterday I was thisclose to buying a pack of Guinness, but figured I had enough gin in the house and didn’t need to spend anymore money on booze for a while.
As far as kissing the Blarney Stone, I knew it was an expression but didn’t know people actually did it until I saw a couple do it on a tv show (I think it was on an episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette that I forced myself to watch one year). Both (the idea of kissing the stone and the show) made me cringe. Though, if I had to make the choice, I think I’d rather kiss a rock than watch another episode of that train wreck. Easier to disinfect my lips than to repair my eyeballs after I had just scratched them out. lol!
So, that’s the extent of anything Irish-related that I could come up with. Now, had the topic been Scottish-related, I could have had my hands on a multitude of items within minutes. Hell, I could have covered a handful of items just by opening my gin cupboard. Then there’s the scarf, small Saltire flag, window display, key rings, coins, photographs…. *sighs* While the body is forced to be back in the present time, the heart is still aching to seek its destiny in Scotland.
© Dahlia Ramone: March 15, 2020
This was written for Blogophilia Topic: Kiss the Blarney Stone
(1) Include a line from a Robert Frost poem
(“The heart is still aching to seek” from Reluctance)
(2) Play a board game (connect four)