Tonight is Burns’ night, the time when many throughout the world celebrate the life of the Scottish Bard with a Burns’ Supper. We had our annual Burns outing at the home of Lenny and Shula Wolfe on Thursday evening, and a fine night it was.
(Spurred on by a comment someone made there, it made me think about the connection to Scotland. In particular, do I care more about Burns because I no longer live in Scotland? Probably. But why? That will have to wait for another time.)
Let’s mark the occasion tonight with the closing words of Burns’ A Man’s A Man For A’ That
“Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a’ that,)
That Sense and Worth, o’er a’ the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an’ a’ that.
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
It’s coming yet for a’ that,
That Man to Man, the world o’er,
Shall brothers be for a’ that.”
Amen to that.