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The Longing for Certain Places

January 28th, 2020

OBOD member Roma Johnson loves living in Princeton, New Jersey. But she also loves being in Scotland and spends a lot of time there each year. How can we best relate to a desire many of us have to be in two places? Watch this session of Tea with a Druid to find out!
Roma is a writer, poet and artist. Here is one of her works:

3 Responses to “The Longing for Certain Places”

  1. I used a crystal sphere– I suppose it is a kind of space ship– and traveled swiftly Northeast over wintry Canada and icy Greenland, then curving down to County Meath in Ireland and Bru na Boinne. It was still dark and chilly there, but I could feel the energy of the megaliths and felt that my connection deepened even after I returned home.

  2. I loved this, it was so real for me. I was lying out in the hot sun this afternoon at my home ( I live in Southern Spain ) listening to this on my earphones, thinking about my love for Ireland and the amazing vibrations in the land and history there. That place lives within me all the time, yet I feel so safe and at home here too. beautiful meditation, thank you xxx

  3. It’s interesting that both the other people who left comments also long for Ireland. I live in Vancouver, Canada, but my heart has been in Ireland for many years. I’ve traveled there three times. The first time my daughter and I were driving through Co. Sligeach we turned to each other and said, “We’re home.” I feel I lived there in a past life, and that’s why I’m constantly called there. I’ve thought of living there part-time and may yet find a way to do that. For now, I write novels about beautiful Ireland. I went last in 2017, stayed at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Co. Cavan, then drove to Uisneach, Bru na Boinne, climbed Croghan Hill, traveled through the Wicklow Mountains and down through Cork. Many places in Ireland call to me, especially the landscapes of Yeats near Sligeach. Isn’t it fascinating? Thank you, Roma. That was a pleasure!

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