I’m not as young as I used to be. As obvious as that is, I feel it today. I think there are several things that have conspired to put me in this mood. Football: Look, as an American male I am duty bound to love this game and I do. I used to play in the […]
A moan went up from the boys who were unfortunate enough to be on the other team. Though smaller than most of the other boys Niall was powerful and above all intense. With practiced efficiency he drove the ball over the goal in a high arching shot that brought a sigh of admiration from his team-mates.
There across a section of lake was the hill I had seen in my dream, my dream flight, my seeing. I remembered myself, I was in the midst of some one’s place, I knew not who or whether they would want a visitor. I quickly slipped over the stone fence.
By the time of “The Man Who Forgot Himself” (TMWFH) the wanderers trade personally with outlying farms, coming out of the mist to exchange pleasantries, crafts, and food only to disappear, magically it seems to the farmers, back into the same mists.
This is the way it was with the Tuatha de. Each wife with her husband had a first born, but second, Dana gave a child. The women bore this womb duty so that children of the gods were born. Second and Fifth were borne as womb duty for the Tuatha de Dana. But Dana favored the bright celtic stocks for her kings and queens. Dana herself bare Brigid (3) not the betrayer who fled, this was the true born daughter of Dana herself.
The only other item was a small psalter. Oh, but it was so much more. Knowing the collection as I do, I might actually trade the whole for that one little book.