Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Fairies Brought Her



Castle Oliver, Co. Limerick

Note: Unrelated photos are a peace offering since I promised long ago to show you pictures of "piles of rocks" from Ireland, 2012. Here they are, at last. More to come.



Apologies to anyone who has stopped here recently in hopes of finding something new. Anything at all, but this dead silence! The Little Blister and I made a pact a few weeks ago. I will if you will, it went, loosely. We aimed for a Sunday, a week away. Anything to jolt her into getting her blog going again. I started something, but it fizzled. I sneaked a peek at hers on the appointed day. Nothing, so I didn't feel quite so bad, but wondered what was the problem with the two of us?

Monastery Ruins, Killmallock, Co. Limerick

I can't speak for The Blister, but for myself I've been overwhelmed with this writing group I've joined. There are regularly four of us, and each one emails their work to the others on a weekly basis to be edited and critiqued. I'm definitely the rookie in the bunch, so always scrambling to keep up. I love it but it leaves very little time for blogging, unless I want the house to fall down, which I don't.




So last week I'm casting about for a piece for the writers' group. I have a few options. This or that, I wonder? Making a random decision I email it off. Arrive at the meeting. Get great feedback, some solid suggestions on how to improve it. Go home happy.




Something impels me towards the computer though it's late enough I should just go to bed. I haven't looked at the Blister's blog in a week. I haven't spoken to her in two weeks.The last time she posted was three months ago. I go for a look, and amazingly, she has posted that very day.

 Eerie enough. But the eerie factor goes through the roof when I read what she's written. A post about The Brother. Would you like to know what the piece I sent to the writing group for that exact same night was about? The Brother! What are the chances?  Big time goosebumps.


The Blister and friend M, acting the maggot. On holy ground too!

They used to say when we were young that the fairies brought her. Others used to shake their heads and say "She was here before!"

 Doesn't she look like the fairies brought her? Me? I just look frozen, though it was the middle of June. That's Ireland for you,.

I think they were right.

19 comments:

Gillie said...

You're back but boo to the writing group if it keeps you away! Let the house fall down! Lovely pictures especially you and Miss B.

Elephant's Child said...

Those connections are simultaneously a little bit scary - and wonderful.
Welcome back, but only reappear here when you are ready. Your blog, your time...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Can the fairies bring me one , too ? I'd love to have had a sister .

Relatively Retiring said...

Good to see you back, and I hope the writing group doesn't take ALL your energies.

Wisewebwoman said...

Ah just write, a chara.

Houses fall down all the time. Writing doesn't. Unless on the page.

Serendipity. Love it.

I finally figured out when blogs are updated and I found a reader that works for me.

XO
WWW

Isabelle said...

Yes, I agree. Never mind the house. (Do you spend a lot of time propping it up? Do you have to fend off Floridian alligators?)

Dee said...

Dear Molly, the fairies could have brought her. They have certainly brought many wonderful people into my life. Well, the fairies and angels! Peace.

Stomper Girl said...

I will always read what you've time to write dear Molly, and the beauty of having a feed-reader is that I get a notification of when you have updated, and don't need to keep remembering to pop by! I just love your Ireland shots too!

Secret Agent Woman said...

What does "acting the maggot" mean?

StitchinByTheLake said...

I thought of you just this week so I'm glad to see you post! Next year will be the 50th wedding anniversary for my husband and I. As a gift to each other we booked a tour of England for July..a John Wesley tour as we study his life. As he was signing us up Jerry asked if I would like to do the five day "add on tour" of Ireland. Did I want to? Oh my...don't even know yet what's on the agenda but I'm so so excited! Blessings, Marlene

jkhenson said...

So lovely to see a post from you! :) And the picture of you and your sister-reminded me of the time we met when you were here visiting your daughter. So nice to know things are going well with you! Always brings a smile when I see that you've posted. Many hugs!

Thimbleanna said...

You're back -- I hope on a more permanent basis too. And don't you two look so cute in that last picture. Cold, but cute! And I agree with Gillie -- let the house fall down. Mine does on a regular basis -- it's really not so bad!

dianne said...

it's good to see two sisters who love each other ... i did have to google "acting the maggot" - and found it under "irish slang" ... well, sheesh, i guess that americans don't have a monopoly on slang, eh?!?

anywho, it is always good to read what you have to say (and The Blister, too...

Lee said...

We'll hold the house up for you if that is what's needed to bring you back to us. Either that or we'll hire the fairies to take care of the house as well as carry you back to us, at least once a week, anyway.

That's not asking too much of them, is it?

Although it could be because the weeks do fly by so quickly nowadays; probably even quicker than the fairies can fly!

Nice to have you back, Molly, albeit briefly. :)

Pauline said...

And I randomly went to the Blister's blog that same day and read your comment. Fairies brought you both, I think!

Debbie Gruber said...

What beautiful photos . . . I wish I were in Ireland right now!

Susan Kane said...

Almost feel the chill in the air! Have missed you. every time I quilt, I wonder what Molly Bawn is up to,.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Good photos and welcome back!

Isabelle said...

And now the fairies have stolen you...?