“Ah, but there are things and things . . .”

The words for the title to this post are from the book Twenty Years A-Growing, and are spoken by Maurice to his grandfather, after Maurice was asked if he believed in something he had not seen while on the mainland for a day of fun away from the Great Blasket Island.  The grandfather says, “No doubt it is hard to believe, but we have to believe many things we never saw.”  And that is when Maurice replies with (my translation), “C’mon Gramps, there is some stuff you don’t see you can accept, but you know, then there is other stuff you say, that is rally hard for me to believe.”

Today, Patricia and I went for a late brunch vegetarian bruchetta - Dublinat the a square in the lively energy of a throbbing Saturday morning in Dublin.   Continue reading