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Re: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:14 pm

Wishing everybody here a very Happy New Year. 8) :D
All the best!
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Re: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS

Postby FOXWOOD » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:14 pm

A very Happy New Year to you all!
Royal Albert Hall London 1988, Manchester Opera House 18th June 2008,
Manchester Arena 30th Nov 2008, Weybridge 11th July 2009,
Lissadell House 31st July 2010, Dublin 11th & 12th September 2012, London O2 21st June 2013,
Manchester Arena 31st Aug 2013,Leeds 7th September 2013
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Re: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS

Postby Diane » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:53 pm

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Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year, by John O'Donohue

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets in to you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green,
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.


Note: "Beannacht" is the Gaelic word for "blessing." A "currach" is a large boat used on the west coast of Ireland.

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As sent me this morning from a friend who lives in India. (I like it that a Irish blessing reached and then made its way back from such a singularly fascinating continent.)

I am 'off' for a while as this will be a busy year. See some of you in Yorkshire in September:-)
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Re: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS

Postby Joe Way » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:28 am

Happy New Year, dear friends! May 2019 be good to all of you. I especially want to thank our esteemed webmaster, Jarkko for helping bring us all together and helping to foster friendships that have enriched our lives beyond measure.

Joe & Anne
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