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Conflict Textiles - “Through the Barricades”  
   

Conflict Textiles - “Through the Barricades”

This is about people from opposing communities falling in love and having to meet in secret during the Troubles.
The Two Sides of the Troubles

June 6th 2019
“It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” - Oscar Wilde We started the day sleeping in until 8:30 (!), followed by a delicious breakfast at the Bullitt Hotel restaurant. I has the veggie Irish (poached eggs, grilled halloumi cheese, mushrooms, potatoes, grilled peppers, tomato chutney, and sourdough toast), and Susan had the f ... read more
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11th June 2019

Where is the love?
I like this tribute to the people who saw people as people, and looked beyond religion and politics (although the crooked / uneven lines in the fabrics are doing my head in!) :) I feel a similar way to you when faced with such entrenched animosity between groups... I just don't see the point of it - we get one life, and it's too short to waste on hate.
11th June 2019

Where is the love?
There are lots of people working at maintaining the peace, but I must admit I found the ongoing divisions a bit surprising. I suppose I shouldn't have, considering the Troubles went on for close to 30 years, and of course the history of English rule goes back 800 or so years ... I wonder if in a generation or two the animosity and divisions will have faded. I hope so.

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