“People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost
like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover,
the characters have told their story and you start up again with another
book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find
yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.”
"The river is a variety of land,
A kind of dark sea or great bay,
Sea of greater ocean.
At times I find it good discipline
To think of it as a tree
Rooted in the delta,
A snake on its topmost western branch.
These hills are not containers;
They give no vantage but that
Looking out is an act of transit.
We are not confused,
We do not lose our place."
am back from meandering around County Clare, Ireland. My sincere
gratitude to David Lang who revealed a remarkable insight into this
enchanted land. My great debt is also to the people of the west of
Ireland, the men and women who offered me their incomparable
hospitality, and so openly talked to me of their life in the