Far Away and At Home in Ireland

Slai Head Drive, Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

Slai Head Drive, Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

Far Away and At Home in Ireland.

I went on a trip
farther than I’ve ever gone before.

I went across the ocean
and to another continent.

It was a different country than where I’m from,
and it’s name is Ireland.

Though it was far away
and across the ocean…

Though it was a different continent
and a different country,

I felt just as at home there
as I feel at home.

I felt loved by the people
and one with the land.

It helped me see a bigger world,
but also made the world feel smaller.

I tried my best to breathe it in
and hold it in my heart and soul.

I’m carrying it with me
wherever I go.

I’m embracing it
as part of who I now am…

As part of who it made me…

on my trip far away
and at home in Ireland.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

43 thoughts on “Far Away and At Home in Ireland

  1. Nice post Jodi. Ireland is a great place. Used to Ferry my car over there from Belgium to England and them from Glascow, Scotland to Ireland when I was stationed in the military in Germany. Made several trips there in the late 80’s. Fond memories.
    Glad you had an opportunity to travel there!

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    • Yes – vacationing – actually a gift for my husband for his birthday as it is a place he has always wanted to go. We went with our best friend couple and had a glorious, amazing, magical holiday!

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  2. So beautiful, Jodi! And I understand…we went there a few years ago, and it was like visiting a foreign land and coming home all at the same time. And I swear, I never really understood my 100% Irish father-in-law until I visited the country he came from. And then I realized, he was an Irishman stuck in Iowa, trying to make the best of it!

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