Tag Archives: Ireland

Between Relic and Ruin

  The Oxford Dictionary provides four definitions of the word “relic“: 1.  An object esteemed and venerated because of association with a saint or martyr. At Edinburgh Castle, in the Norman remains of Saint Margaret’s Chapel, for example, one can … Continue reading

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The Razor’s Edge

When taking pictures I’m often drawn to the razor’s edge: a contrast in color so stark that it seems improbable, as if rendered in a Warhol print. A light rain plinked on us as I walked with my children towards … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Brilliant Disarray

“Why did you leave me?” the Sixth Sense widow asked the space her husband had occupied with her.   Neither her husband nor mine chose to leave, but death leaves people behind–unmoored, unsettled, unwhole.   Abandoned. In Dublin, an abandoned … Continue reading

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Where Heaven Meets the Earth and Sea

At the spot in Dublin where a small seashell filled with Jim’s ashes wafted into the sea, a tiny spray of them lifted by a breeze into an arc that glittered in the rising sun, one would be hard-pressed to … Continue reading

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