Happy Burns Night! For those of you reading from around the globe, January 25th is a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Traditionally a meal of haggis (a spicy meat, oatmeal, and suet mix)and clapshot (potato and neep/swede mash) is eaten and there is a celebration of his life and work by reading some of his famous poems. The quote pictured is my favourite of many. It was actually inspired when the poet saw a lady sitting in church with a new hat on, there was a louse on the plume. Unbeknown to her she was being ridiculed and this led to Burns writing the now famous quote.
I prefer to see it in reverse. I can often view myself through unkind eyes and it takes others to see the best in me.
Either way it continues to be a favourite Burns quote of mine, but it’s well worth checking out some of his other poetry.
Haggis Burns night!