#StPatricksDay

#HappyStPatricksDay friends! 💚🍀

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields.

it is interesting how similar this Irish blessing is to the words used in the practice of Lovingkindness:

May you be safe

May you be healthy

May you be happy

May you be at ease

well wishes from a warm heart ring true across traditions and cultures.

since late adolescence and early adulthood i’ve been drawn to celtic imagery and spirit. my second tattoo is a trinity knot. so imagine my surprise when a couple of years ago, after a lifetime of thinking my ancestry was basically German and Italian, my DNA revealed the majority of my ancestry being Northern England, Scotland, and within that, Northern Ireland. no wonder the heat gets to me!

anyway, no matter where we or our ancestors are from, we can take some inspiration from the beautiful art and symbolic interdependence of celtic knots – all is connected, which means all of us are connected. let’s embody that truth with our open hearts and love.

~j

#StPatricksDay #interdependence #CelticKnots #ancestry #Irish #JMWart #photography #BWphotography

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