I have always enjoyed elements of Irish culture. My daughter fell in love with Riverdance at age 4 and was an Irish dancer for about ten years. With that exposure, I also learned a little about Irish language, music and mythology. When I wrote Quicksilver to Gold (http://www.prismbookgroup.com/QuicksilvertoGold.html), I had fun making Jeannie an Irish-American and throwing in a few bits—for example, she calls her father Da. So it’s with pleasure that I wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m posting one traditional and one more modern tidbit to celebrate with you:
Here’s my favorite Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
And here’s Innova Irish Dance Company performing at Britain’s Got Talent, performing a mostly-traditional dance to techno music:
If you enjoy Facebook parties, I invite you to Prism Book Group’s Lucky Readers Event on Tuesday, March 17th. Prism authors will celebrate the season by offering book sales, chatting about books and reading, and giving away prizes from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST. I’ll be there to host the last hour and give away one copy each of Quicksilver to Gold and my newest book Golden Days. https://www.facebook.com/events/1559820214287119/
However you celebrate, or even if you don’t, I wish you the best of good luck.