GTGL Snippets: County Clare, Ireland

Well hey, it’s St. Patrick’s day anyway. I found this photo that my dad took of me, caught in the act. A lot of things come to mind when I see this picture. I remember how we took a bus from the east coast of Ireland in Dublin, to the west coast of County Clare. From Galway, we made our way to the Burren, to see the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

You would think you’d know what to expect of things you’ve seen so much in photos. Huge cliffs, okay, cool, nature things. But the truth is, no matter how much your brain has formulated what you expected to see, the magnificence of these famed cliffs will never meet your expectations.

In a very big way for me, it wasn’t just about the size of these cliffs. Rather, it’s more about how little we are in this planet. It makes me think, what really does one life mean in a sea of nations? And is that why in our world today, nations play such game of thrones rendering one life insignificant?

Oh such questions. But here’s what I know. Beholding magnificent sights such as the Cliffs of Moher not only made me appreciate the wonders and mysteries of the earth as a natural phenomenon, not only made me appreciate the hand of God that made it, not only made me feel grateful for being there, but it undeniably made my world even bigger, and most definitely added meaning to my being a citizen of this planet and act more as a steward of it.

Bianca is one of the founders of get there | get lost. She is an avid writer and photographer based in Northern California. Her love for history, literature, architecture and food culminate to her passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. She advocates for accessible travel, and continues to explore with her husband and travel partner, Jesús, despite physical limitations. Follow their adventures on Instagram as @gettheregetlost and @coffeeandtherapy.