May You Always Have Walls for the Winds
~ An Irish Blessing ~
May you always have
walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
The Irish always seem to come up with the most charming sayings, blessings, and prayers. Their words convey comfort, happiness, love, and wishing you well.
To them it is the simple things that make life worth living. Whatever you make of your life is your choice, good luck to you! … or in Irish Gaelic … ‘adh mor ort.’
When I read the above blessing, I just have to nod my head. Those things really are all anyone really needs. We may desire more, excitement, adventure, travel, riches, but those things are really all ‘wants.’
Besides, the last line could, in fact, cover all those extra things you want – “and all your heart desires.”
I admit I am a home body. My home is the place I enjoy being more than anywhere else, where I am most comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy travelling to places I haven’t been, or time away at a hotel or resort where everything is done for you, food provided without the need to prepare and clean up, no house or yard work etc. But wherever I go, or whatever I do – I am always happy to return home.
I’m Always Coming Home
Wherever I may travel
On a road that’s near or far,
Whatever mode of transport
Be it plane, or train, or car.
Whoever travels by my side
Through this land or overseas,
My heart remains within these walls
Of my home among the trees.
Though I’ve been to Scottish castles
And the Parthenon in Greece,
For the humble place where I grew up
My yearning doesn’t cease.
Adventure sometimes calls me
To exotic foreign shores,
Bangkok or New York City,
Dubai or Singapore.
But journeys always have to end
And travellers cease to roam,
So, despite the wonders of the world
I’m always coming home.
© John Hansen
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