Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Bloomsday!


Happy Bloomsday, my friends! Today, the life of Irish writer James Joyce is celebrated and the events of his iconic novel (considered the most important novel of the 20th century), Ulysses, which take place on June 16, are relived in Dublin and celebrated around the world.

The portrait above of Joyce hangs in the Dublin Writers Museum. We visited the museum while on our honeymoon in Ireland and I fell in love with this painting. Oh, to be in Dublin today, throwing back a Guinness and taking in the festivities!

Cheers to Mr. Joyce. Thank you for your incredible contribution to the world of literature.

P.S. - Happy birthday to my brother! Hope you have a great day. :)
Portrait from the Dublin Writers Musuem

2 comments:

Amy R. said...

You are just so cultured and refined J! Happy B-Day to your bro!

Main Line Sportsman said...

I'll join you in a Guiness...you can keep Ulysses...never much cared for that book for some reason...