One of the wonderful things about travel, especially when you are traveling on your own like we have done for the past week, is getting to meet and talk with the local people of the region you are visiting. Yesterday we experienced what I would call a “a slice of heaven”, when we met a beautiful Irish woman at the bus stop. She had missed the bus in the morning and was waiting like us for the 11:40am bus to Killarney. Her name was Bridget and she had grown up in the area.
As we talked during our wait for the bus and on the bus ride to Killarney, we experienced what I term a “slice of heaven”. Bridget was the quintessential Irish woman full of life and hospitality and warmth. She “lite up the room” as the saying goes. Her vitality and love of life and people just flowed out of her.
I read in the book I am reading that “Everyone is in heaven when he or she has plenty of room for communion and no need for exclusion”. There was no exclusion in Bridget. She was all about communion with others. She inspired me to be more open and loving to all I meet. She was a true inspiration and we only spent a short time together.
We all need to be more of a “slice of heaven” to all we meet!
Photograph of Ireland
Love this image. I spent some time in my “creative processing” after I took the image to make it look like this.