Memories made in Carlow

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On my birthday, I discover a new strand of gray hair and I’m very happy about it because the color matches my April dress perfectly. Kilkenny wakes up from songs sung in The Field Bar. I love you – I keep humming in my rock & roll mind.

There is quite a crowd in front of Cafe La Coco on Sunday morning. Everyone buys blueberry scones, even the dogs beg for crumbs. I eat avocado toast and you eat pancakes with crispy bacon. Then, we take a selfie in the background of “Yesterdays”. And with a bag full of heavenly pastries we go to Carlow. On the roads that wind through spring gardens, I feel butterflies in my stomach. Because we lived in this city 16 years ago and that’s where we met.

A group of young people put dandelions behind their ears, they walk beaming next to the field where you gave me whiskey and chocolate. Although light fog enveloped my glasses, I feel beautiful and young. The Corcoran’s Bar is now blue as your eyes, or that boat on the river Barrow.

The 16th-century Wellington Bridge recollects well our laughter and striped scarves. Have you seen that window? In the Made in Carlow Gallery, we choose a picture of the past echo. – Keep in touch – is saying Maurice, the owner, and Tom Petty sings this song:

Yeah, it’s time to move on, time to get going

What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing

But under my feet, baby, grass is growing

It’s time to move on, time to get going

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