Just wanted to take a second to wish ya’ll a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I remember growing up here in Miami, I never really told people I was Irish because I stuck more with my Cuban side. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to appreciate both sides of my heritage! You’ll never find me without a claddagh ring (or my claddagh & shamrock tattoos lol).
So, go outside and find some 4-leaf clovers & enjoy some corned beef & cabbage as we will be!
Hey everyone! So I bought my mom tickets to see Lord of the Dance here in South Florida and figured I could write a review since they’re starting their US Tour here!
Growing up, I always remembered my mom watching this VHS with people dancing to Irish music. It was hypnotizing! About 10 years ago, my dad bought her tickets to see the show in Miami Beach, but there was no Michael Flatley. After all these years, I saw that he was going to be going out on the final tour of his career and knew I had to take her to see him live.
Tonight I saw my mom’s eyes light up again. She’d been anticipating this show all week and I’m so glad I got to take her.
This entire show was amazing. Way more modern than the old VHS tape we used to watch! The outfits were more modern, the setup of the show was as well. One thing that remained equally amazing was the dancing. The dancing is so synchronized and just incredible to watch. Truly makes you want to get up and try it out…until you realize YOUR feet and legs don’t move that fast! The visual effects were cool, the sound was great, the dancers were wonderful. It was a great show and one I would definitely recommend checking out. You’d be amazed at how quick the dancers move their feet!
Here’s a clip of the men of Lord of the Dance on the Stephen Colbert show:
You can also buy Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on Digital HD now, and on BluRay & DVD March 1st!
Since I listed my heritage as one of my favorite things yesterday, I thought I’d list something similar today…the claddagh.
A claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given to represent Friendship Loyalty and Love, which are three of the most important qualities a person can have. The hands represent Friendship, the heart represents Love and the crown represents loyalty.
There have been theories as to what relationship status a person holds depending on how they wear their ring.
According to Irish author Colin Murphy, the way in which a Claddagh ring was worn with the intention of conveying the wearer’s relationship status:
On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is single and may be looking for love.
On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is in a relationship.
On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is engaged.
On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is married.
I’ve always worn a claddagh ring since I was a little girl and that tradition has passed on to my niece. When my maternal grandparents passed away within 5 months of each other, I even got a tattoo of a claddagh done on my left wrist on top of their namesake. It’s a way to remember two of the best people I’ve ever known along with something that holds a great message.