This visit is happily my third Armagh Project. This morning, early and pre-tea, I was talking with the Armagh City Hostel security warden. He asked me why we return to Armagh each summer.
“It’s beautiful,” I sighed.
“Everyone says that,” said he. “But I live here, and I’ve seen everything.”
I breathed deeply and stared out at the sun bouncing off the rugby field. “The air is sweet.”
A smile curled in the corner of his mouth. “Yes.”
“And the water is sweeter.”
He fully grinned. “And we don’t have to pay for it.”
One of the many benefits of these Projects is the gift of reminding the natives how absolutely beautiful home is.