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CaptainVertigo
2010-09-28 20:09:18
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Bury Me with My Boots On.
As I go about my increasingly futile tedious daily chores I occasionally stop and wonder why I’m so stupidly happy about something. Then I remember that the wait is nearly over. Soon we are to be treated to Ahendroff’s From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland's Great Mountains. Adrian’s contribution to this site has been outstanding and its wonderful to see “one of our own” going into print. I have been studying the beautiful cover of the book, and hope that the old adage will be proved wrong: indeed the snippets that I’ve seen on FaceBook suggest that the pages within will live up to the promise of the sumptuous exterior. I phoned the publishers a few weeks ago and they seemed enthused at the “pre-action”, and pleasantly surprised that a mountain nutter would take the trouble to call. Okay they may have been a bit nervous that I’m a stalker...I’m actually afraid to pre-order the masterpiece because in the past I’ve seen books in the shops before my carefully organised copy arrived. But perhaps I should book it anyway because in the end of the day I’ll need more than one copy. Well done Adrian. I’ll be asking you to sign your work for me. Now here’s a bittersweet thought. Will your book accompany me to some nursing home where I’ll languish with shattered joints and dodgy balance, wholly and irredeemably gaga? Will it then become a final hazy link to the glory days on the hills of Ireland? I think of the anachronistic figure of William Wallace as portrayed by a now self-imploding Mel Gibson, rallying the troops before battle, and those compelling phrases delivered so powerfully: “Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!” We may rationalise our humdrum lives all we want , or we can take to the hills and live a bit. You’re worth the risk!
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simon3 19 hours ago.
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GSheehy 5 days ago.
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magnumpig 2 days ago.
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Forum: Suggestions
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jgfitz 2 days ago.
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TommyV 3 days ago.
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Onzy 6 days ago.
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TommyV 3 days ago.
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TommyV 3 days ago.
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TommyV 3 days ago.
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