Today is St. Patrick’s Day.
Yes, its origins stem from the Irish although St. Patrick may not even have been Irish but that’s another story. For the most part, it’s an American tradition to celebrate all things stereotypically Irish: green beer, green rivers, shamrock shirts, dancing, music, hats and beads. I would suggest that today is really not about the Irish exclusively but rather a celebration of being ‘one.’ It is a day to celebrate together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or otherwise. What a novel idea!
Last weekend, the long weekend, my wife and I had the unique opportunity to escape for a few days alone - sans children. Of course it’s always hard to leave your kids for any period of time as you perpetually worry about them but sometimes you just need to re-charge the batteries and remember ‘your everything.’FULL ENTRY