Dreams of Stone

19 Jan

We ended the week by driving over half an hour into Eugene and attending the Green Home and Garden show. We saw alot of new products, tasted some fine chocolates; Chocolate Decadence, Divine Cupcake, Cafe Mam coffee, Coconut Bliss, Our Daily Bread and my husband sampled some Hard cider that he said was very flavorful. 

I have come to the unfortunate realization that I may never get to “return” to Ireland. No, I have not ever been able to travel to the land of my heritage. I wonder, what caused my great grandfather to leave this beautiful land. I feel uplifted whenever I hear the familiar, haunting music or see photos of the vast country left behind. 

Image I have been wistfully doing reseach on Ireland for quite awhile now. 

I envision bringing a little of Ireland here to Zion Farm.

I spoke with several masonry artists at the show. One had experience and sincerely offered to indulge my daydream of a 600 foot free standing stone wall.

As we were driving home, I was inspired and wanted to share this vision.

I was totally shut down, we can never afford that. Why are you even inquiring about that? Do they know you can’t have this built? At first, I was really hurt.

What is so wrong about having a dream? Is it because I am no longer young? Does it seem like things like this don’t happen to people like me? Who exactly are people like me?

It must be in my blood, to dare to dream of seemingly impossible things. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I want to be surrounded by it. Breathe it in, bathe in the light of it’s Glory. Whether in awe of the Grandfather tree, wondering what he has seen in over 200 years of life. Did he dare to dream? Did it seem impossible as a young, tender seedling to think he would be as he is now?

Funny to think, my dreams are of stone..


3 Responses to “Dreams of Stone”

  1. zionfeirme January 21, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    Dream big girl! Dreams are still achievable, some of us just need a little nudge from our friends… Love you sis!

  2. rebeccavt January 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Hello! Thank you for liking my blog post on “Enlightenment in Every Day”, I so appreciate it! I, too, have deep ancestral roots in Ireland, but have yet to visit. Don’t give up your dream of a beautiful rock wall…just find another way of getting it done! your writing is lovely!

    • zionfeirme February 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Thank you for visiting my blog. Us Irish gotta stick together! We have to continue finding little dreams in everyday 🙂

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