Heres a bit from my Celtic heart.
I believe we're born with specific 'roles' predestined for us...some were
born to be poets, others chefs, still others warriors, and still others
doctors. I also believe we can be side-tracked from that predestined role; I
think it may be a reason for why so many of us seem so darned unhappy!
Well...I think I was born to be a warrior...and, of course, the old histories
speak a good deal of the fighting prowess of our ancestors. I'm not drawn to
indentifying myself as having a Celtic heritage because I am a 'lover' of
carnage, but, because I'm infatuated with the idea of a people willing to
establish their heroism through a readines to risk all - to fight - for their
liberty (Jefferson's liberty). I identify with that spirit.
In addition, I read the translations from ancient Celtic works - the elegies,
oratory, poetry, songs, sagas - and I am envious of a people who could be so
ready to fight for liberty, and at the same time be so wonderfully in tune
with the simplicity of life, and its demands and rewards.
To be so steady, so gay, and so grounded......