Today was a blessing. Stellar weather allowed us to get spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. The sun was out and a slight breeze maintained a perfect temperature.
It was actually quite the opposite. The rain was torrential, more so than in Seattle. The wind blew so hard it was difficult to stand up. And worst of all, there was a thick fog covering up the majority of the cliffs. But what would this trip be without a bit of fresh Irish rain? We checked out the museum, climbed a tower, got drenched, and snapped a few pictures of the tiny bits of cliffs we could see. Then we proceeded to St. Brigid's Well.
After our mood was a bit dampened by the weather at the Cliffs of Moher, it was uplifted at St. Brigid's Well. Before we set foot on the sacred grounds of the Well, Susan explained to us that the Well has proved to be a miraculous place where our dimension tends to meet others. There is a supernatural vibe at the Well, and we could feel a strong presence of God. As we walked into a small building at the Well, we observed walls covered completely by pictures, notes, statues, rosaries, and other items memorializing people who have passed on and celebrating their transition from human life to heavenly life after death. As I looked at the pictures and into the eyes of the people who had passed, it was almost as if I could feel them there in that little building. The Celtic/Irish culture does not mourn over death as much as it celebrates new life. Our group wrote little notes or prayers and placed them in the building, along with special items of rememberance. We are grateful to have participated in such a special, unique, and powerful tradition of reflection.
Although I was kidding about the weather being nice, the day was still a blessing. Our trip gets better each day and we're looking forward to what the future has in store for us.