As the sun goes down…


… on another weekend, I just want to say thank you to everyone who supported Jane and I over the past week with regard to Grá mo Chroí, and to all those who entered into the spirit of #Gramochroi by submitting your mini poem tweets. There is some talent out there, I can tell you, and it’s been quite lively, so much fun. I had no idea when Jane and I let the beast loose that it would grab ahold of me so tight… it’s very addictive! If you want to know what’s been going on, just click on #Gramochroi to find out more.

On Saturday, the very lovely Mishka Jenkins kindly posted her thoughts on Grá mo Chroí on her blog. If you love romance, than Mishka is the woman for you, she has quite a few titles under her belt, so please pop along to her blog and find out more.

Today, I was featured in an interview on Sally Cronin’s Sunday Show. This was quite an honour, as Sally has quite a distinguished career as an interviewer on radio and internet tv, and it shows! Her interviews are skilfully put together, and she has a way of wringing information out of you that you don’t expect, but all in a positive and encouraging manner. I hope you enjoy my interview; she also did an excellent interview with Nick Rossis.

So that’s it! See you bright and early on Monday for more Mythology!

17 Comments on “As the sun goes down…

  1. what a wonderful interview and glimpse into your adventurous and poetic life!! I agree that writing (art) makes us better people and I will look for your Gra mo chroi on Amazon.

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  2. Creating the words,piercing the mist,
    of the time before days that are known,
    bring forth the tales of those heroes of myth,
    that before Jane and Ali have shown.

    One writes the books, one tells Ireland’s old tales,
    of the Dagda and Brian Boru,
    but the aeons have passed and the question on lips,
    is whether those tales could be true.

    I’m glad you’ve had a great response Ali and hope the book does wonderfully well.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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    • You know, I should not comment on things while distracted. I feel there is always a grain of varifiable truth in mythical stories, if nothing else, the people’s names are hopefully accurate. Myths however have a peculiar nonhistorical truth of their own in my opinion. They seem to me to speak to universal human experiences, ethical/moral quandries, and have a lot of symbolism that can help a person grow. I like to think that the answer to the question of whether myths are true is yes and no, depending on if you are caring about historical accuracy or the human condition. They’re certainly valuable and wonderful to read about (I can’t wait to read Ali’s book.) 🙂 My first reply was accidentally in response to another question: do the people in the myths exist. I believe it is best to figure out an answer to that question for yourself, as you will find as many people who will affirm their existance as you will find people who deny it, and the most reliable person to trust in that case is you. In this circumstance I think the trite expression is useful. Sorry for the long reply I am currently lost in thought.

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      • I tend to think that the characters in myth may have actually existed as normal people but been imbued with their mythical powers by those in awe of them much as in the way stories spread that the touch of the King can cure things ( scrofula ? Too lazy to look it up now). The stories of Troy and it’s heroes was doubted until following directions in Homer a German archaeologist discovered the place. I imagine some of the heroic stories have come from the embellishments storytellers add over the years.

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        • I never knew thats how Troy was found! Will have to google that… sounds like a great story.

          Its also possible that some of these myths arose BECAUSE the heroes abilities were so remarkable

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          • I agree Ali, some may have been exceptional men but the story of a man being dipped in a river to protect him and dying because he wasn’t protected where he was held- by the heel? He may have been a doughty fighter and even dies from an arrow in the heel somehow, but the embellishment of the storyteller gives it new edge.
            I think the amateur archaeologist was called Schliemann (or similar).
            xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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      • The people I write about certainly exist for me! We dont doubt for example that Jesus existed, yet there is about as much proof of that as Fionn mac Cumhall. Its all stories! But they have their roots in something important. There is no such thing as absolute truth, only peoples’ interpretation of it.

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        • I agree, Ali. A hard one to accept as a philosopher, but I did eventually! 🙂 I believe they exist too, of course. And yes, I also think interpretation accounts for quite a bit of our reality, even the more simpler daily things.

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