“A dog owns nothing, yet seldom dissatisfied.” – Irish Proverb
So today, I toast to the to leprechauns who see the world from my height. Where clovers are still precious, even if there are more – or less – than four leaves on each one. Where rainbows don’t lead to pots of gold, but rather still moments of staring at the sky. And where green doesn't mean money or envy, but peace on the earth we take care of.
Mom might not have seen a leprechaun on the patio of the Hummingbird today. But she did find dark beer ($3 pints!) and bright laughter. As the sun went down on downtown Macon, they tossed bean bags, clinked glasses and celebrated the luck of the Irish, no matter their heritage, age, color or creed.
There are times when Mom looks at her calendar and wonders how it all can be done. And then there are moments like today when the world slows down and she feels darn lucky, no matter the day of the year.
One more Irish proverb for the road that rises to meet you:
"The dog that's always on the go, is better than the one that's always curled up."