Happy St Pattie's Day!!  

Linds1957 60F
14777 posts
3/17/2006 6:53 am

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3/19/2006 9:40 am

Happy St Pattie's Day!!

Three is Ireland's magic number. Hence the Shamrock. Crone, Mother and Virgin. Love, Valour and Wit.. Faith, Hope and Charity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Numbers played an important role in Celtic symbolism. Three was the most sacred and magical number. It multiplies to nine, which is sacred to Brigit. Three may have signified totality: past, present and future OR behind, before and here OR sky, earth and underworld. Everything good in Ireland comes in threes. The rhythm of story telling in the Irish tradition is based on threefold repetition. This achieves both intensification and exaggeration. Even today in quality pub talk, a raconteur can rarely resist a third adjective, especially if it means stretching a point. "Three accomplishments well regarded in Ireland: a clever verse, music on the harp, the art of shaving faces."

I'm part Irish..I believe in the number 3..and i'm going to drink green punch today..(thank God for green koolaid...


rm_blue061245 72M
331 posts
3/17/2006 9:29 pm

Linds

I hope you enjoyed your green KoolAid.

I had my annual coffee (about one-third of which was supplied by Mr Jamieson!) and I might have another before going to bed.

My grandmother (from County Down) used to describe the Irishman's way of making punch - one half whiskey, the other half whickey and water.

Blue


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