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Be More Creative… This Week With WB Yeats.

  “We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart. Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.”

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My mother’s name is Brigid, though everyone knows her as Ida, named as almost every Irish person used to be, after a saint. St Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland, whose feast day is today, the old Irish imbolc, the first day of spring. Much to my own surprise I found a poem about Brigid rising a while ago. I saved it for today. It’s in the style of the old Irish poetry, the oldest vernacular poetry in Europe. ~~~~~ Queen of queens, they called her in the old books, the Irish Mary. Never washed her hands nor her head in sight…

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“Talent is an interesting animal. Where does it come from? You can be very talented and have no self-confidence and you will never utter a word or sing a note. “That bird will never fly, because it doesn’t dare to do it. It has a stronger voice in it that tells it that if it leaps out of the nest it will plummet to the ground and die. “So I’m not sure any more if talent is something that’s Read More

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