Saturday, February 26, 2011


Dawn Boyle

Everyone here at DRL wants to wish Barbara and her "crew" all the best in their race today. Your, YOU CAN attitude is infectious! You are an inspiration to everyone and put a smile on this blog.

In the theater world we say "break a leg" to wish good luck but I don't think I like that. Instead I will use an old Irish saying -

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”



  1. Break leg can be used how'?

  2. I am truly humbled by your words! A very unexpected posting - THANK YOU DAWN! It went above and beyond. :)

  3. @ Larry: From Wikipedia:
    "Break a leg" is a well-known idiom in theatre which means "good luck." It is typically said to actors and musicians before they go out onto stage to perform.
    The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person "good luck" is considered bad luck. The expression is sometimes used outside the theatre as superstitions and customs travel through other professions and then into common use.

    @ Dawn, being a theatre person too, the runner in me would not have been offended by the "break a leg" ... as I always tell my theatre kids... "It's just an expression!" :)