It is day two of the Challenge, and day two of Tropical Storm Matthew. Well Matthew only really blew into town last night. In fact very soon after I’d finished the post A Friend In Need.
I stayed up fairly late last night, sort of enjoying the beginnings of this hurricane as I like Nature’s display, and it is my first in about 25 years. I was also a little apprehensive less it turned into something serious. Guess I am not a little girl anymore. 🙂
What I totally enjoyed though was the wind. And today there was much of it with plenty rain. I had to go out! To be part of the weather.
I watched the trees swaying and bending and smelled the rain. Felt the wind. I thought of the sailors; and I thought of my grandmother and grandfather and my great-aunt, and I remembered this saying: “May the wind be at your back.”
This quote or saying has its origin in Irish Folklore and is part of an Irish ‘blessing’ which is really a sonnet, even though more people got to know it as a quote from a George Jung film.
The last time I used it was in 2012 and only remembered it again today. Perhaps it came to me on the wind. 🙂
The meaning is pretty straightforward: May all go well with you. To a seafarer it would be, May you have a smooth easy swift and safe passage.
As a topical island we have many sunny days, but on occasion we have hurricanes and storms blowing by making an adventure of our lives! Yet on days like these I can only think of those out to sea, and those travelling in these conditions, and all I can think to say is: “May the wind be at your back.”
Life’s journey is common to us all.
Thanks again to Renegade Expressions for nominating me for this Challenge.
My nominees today are: