At 13:03 20/2/99 John Birtwhistle wrote:
>Mike Brown wrote:
>"... the problems you have identified don't really exist here ..."
>No, Mike, for you "here" is Australia - take a look outside the door.
>These hallucinations about being in Wales are probably harmless but perhaps
>you should have a quick chat with a psychiatrist just to be on the safe
Oh, you poor sais bas. Don't you understand that wherever I am, Wales is -
wherever Wales is, I am. There's a Welsh word 'hiraeth' which doesn't
translate into English very well, but its nearest English equivalents would
be 'longing' or 'homesickness'. Such a word, in its proper Welsh context,
explains such close connection to a place you are not physically at. How
typically English to recommend the psychiatrist for something you will never
be fortunate enough to understand.
Have a nice day