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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate family and heritage. They have been Wild Country Travelling for 2 weeks visiting the Living and the Passed.  There’s a good deal of the Scot in HER background. CRAIGS, BELLS, Macs  AND MORE.


If the blood is strong, the heart is Highland!


My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Robert Burns


Or an excerpt from the Declaration of Arbroath
as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.


Is sàmhach an obair dol a dholaidh. 

Going to ruin is silent work.

GAELIC PROVERBS. The fox and the wolf, walking together, came upon an ass

quietly grazing in a meadow. The fox pointed out an inscription on one of the ass's hind hoofs, and, addressing the wolf, said : "Go you and read that, you are a scholar and I am not." The wolf, flattered by the request, went proudly forward, and coming too close to the ass, got knocked in the head, leaving the fox to enjoy their common spoil. 87 Cha'n i a mliuc is sàimliche Is lugh a dh'itheas de'n drabh. It is not the quietest sow that eats the least. Is theab nach deachaidh. " Almost " went over a rock, And almost didn't.

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