"There were places today that looked very like Scotland, remind me of Scotland. And I've been struck by how much the world looks like Scotland, and it just adds to my theory, you know, that we, we made the rest of the world in Scotland. We made it all, you know, we made it all in the image of our homeland." ~ Ewan McGregor, Long Way Round
"The birthplace of valour, the country of Worth; wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands for ever I love." ~ Robert Burns
"Wherever a Scotsman goes, here goes Burns. His grand whole catholic soul squares with the good of all; therefore we find him in everything, everywhere." ~ John Muir
"God help England if she had no Scots to think for her." ~ George Bernard Shaw
I thought of an appropriate photo for Robert Burns Day, and remembered this photograph of a kilt wearing piper from last summer downtown.
As for the traditional Robert Burns Day meal, well, I'm rather full, so you can have my plate of haggis. No, really, I insist, I couldn't eat another bite of anything after all that chocolate. And if I'm lying, may lightning strike...
Um, we'd better not start going off with making dares about lightning and things like that. Let's just say you have the haggis and I'll enjoy watching your grimace when you realize what it actually is. Wait, ignore that last part.