I mentioned to a customer the other night that I was taking a weekend trip to London in a couple of weeks. He liked England, he said, it is steeped in history. Ireland, on the other hand, has no real history to speak of.
I disagreed. Ireland has a fascinating history because of its ties with England. For better or worse, our relationship with our closest neighbour is an essential part of our history.
Can you imagine someone writing an autobiography that didn’t include any relationships or active engagement with another living soul? It would be boring and isolationist. People need people.
- 100 Words, 100 Days: Day 56. On The Great Famine. (aardvarkian.com)
- 100 Words, 100 Days: Day 52. On Arguments. (aardvarkian.com)
- 100 Words, 100 Days: On Irish Summers. (aardvarkian.com)
- 100 Words, 100 Days: Day 46.2 On Nationalism. (aardvarkian.com)