It is bittersweet as I pack for my return trip to Ireland. I think about grief and loss, those left behind, my mother's ailing health and the unrest in our country.
This photograph is from a moment at Mick Nester's automotive repair shop, nestled in Corofin. The shop is a converted cathedral and Mick is an expert Irish flutist. The artful way that Mick speaks and approaches life is a sight to behold.
It will certainly be good to see him and other friends in County Clare. Western Ireland is a magical place which will certainly ease my heavy heart with its gentle way of doing so to the weary traveler.