On Tue, 24 Dec 1996 14:02:57 EST Toby A Rider <[log in to unmask]>
>On Tue, 24 Dec 1996 13:14:22 +0000 Javier Medina Jimenez
><[log in to unmask]> writes: >Are we in a celtic list ?... or maybe
>in the Disney factory?....
>>Let=B4s talk about The celtic people please!
>>Let=B4s talk about Tir na Nog
>>Let=B4s talk about the Faeries and their link with the celtic people
>>where ever they go.
>> PD I=B4m so interested in Cerunnos
>Dear Mr. Jimenez,
> Beannachtai/ an tSe/asu/ir. I believe that celtic music,
>and religion are intrinsic to celtic culture. My grandmother who
>immigrated from the Emerald Isle in the early 1900s used to sing to me
>in Gaelic and tell me stories about Irish heroes like St. Patrick,
>I'm sure that I shall see her and Patrick again one day. So
>that makes at least partially celtic along with probably 80%
>of the other fine people on this listserver. So I don't understand the
>fuss sir, you've got celts talking topics which are rather celtic in
>nature. The only thing that could make me happier is a fresh pint of
>Guinness :) I believe that part of understanding the Irish is
>that we are a little different than say the Germans, or the Swiss.
>Even a little different from our brothers and sisters in Wales,
>Scotland and Brittany. The point is, we aren't the sort to
>just jump directly at
>things. Maybe that's why celts are such good poets and storytellers,
>we sort of wax eloquent. Of course this can sometimes be taken to the
>extreme :) One of the things that I discovered as a graduate
>student is that
>learning is not a straight, smooth path. It's more like a twisting
>rural road. You may sometimes have to get out and push a little,
>worry not however, we eventually get there.
>Toby Arnold Rider
Toby & Javier,
I agree with Toby, patience, patience. Celts, especially the Irish are
widely known for spending the most words in buying the least idea of
almost anyone. The journey is the joy, not the destination. I think I
have posted this description of Culture before:
In sociology and anthropology, the way of life of a particular society or
group of people, including patterns of thought, beliefs, behavior,
customs, traditions, rituals, dress, and language, as well as art, music,
and literature. Sociologists and anthropologists use culture as a key
concept in describing and analyzing human societies."
In keeping with this definition, the way a group of people talk about a
thing is nearly as important as the thing being talked about itself.
"All things come to he who waits." You'll pardon me, but there is a
little fellow tugging at my sleeve to go have a pint of the black with
him. Mus'nt offend. [ : )
Happy New Year,
Bruce L. Jones
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