And, since I can't seem to blog without mentioning a book, let me mention one I recently read: Love and Summer by Irish author William Trevor. It was a lovely, quiet book that effortlessly created the feel of a small Irish town.
The description (from Indiebound):
"In spare, exquisite prose, master storyteller William Trevor presents a haunting love story about the choices of the heart, and the passions and frustrations of three lives during one long summer. Ellie is a shy orphan girl from the hill country, married to a man whose life has been blighted by an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet life in the Irish village of Rathmoye, until she meets Florian Kilderry, a young photographer preparing to leave Ireland and his past forever. The chance intersection of these two lost souls sets in motion a poignant love affair that requires Ellie to make an impossible choice."
William Trevor is an author of some standing--29 published books as well as many other accolades. I loved how he approached the issues of love and family, of right and wrong, and the ever-present gossip and judgement in a small town. Life and love are never as simple as it seems they should be.
Enjoy your day, your weekend, whether you are wearing green & dreaming of Ireland or not. Sláinte!