Friday, May 3, 2013

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone is located in the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, which is around 8 kilometers from Cork, Ireland. According to the legend, anyone who kisses the stone will be given the gift of gab. Over the years, millions of people have kissed the Blarney Stone. In order to kiss the stone, the person must climb the battlements, and lean backwards over the edge. I don't know if I'd be able to do this. I don't mind heights as long as I know I won't fall. Dangling upside down over a high drop does not make me feel safe. I can't imagine what it would have been like before they installed the safeguards. I wouldn't have trusted another person to hang on to my ankles as they hung me over the edge.  I still want to see the Blarney Stone, but now I'm not sure I have the guts to try to kiss it.
Blarney Castle, the battlements where the stone is located

If only this is what the Blarney Stone actually was,
then it would be much easier for me to kiss it

Kissing the Blarney Stone

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