Kidder-kid, this looks like the photo you posted, but taken from the other side. And this is in Howth, Ireland.
Something I miss… today, every other day, for the past few months is Ireland. Living there made all the difference in my life, but recently I feel like everything that’s surrounding me is trying to erase that part of my life and everything that happened. If I went back there, I bet I’d feel more at home than when I walk the streets of the town I was born in…
I need sunshine, I need angels, I need something good;
I need blue skies, I need new times, I need something good…
All these days seem to fade away as I lost faith in myself;
Questioned everything I stood for, not knowing what was left to look for in life;
I began to lose hope, found it harder to cope
with everything around me, and the people that would doubt me.
Oh I, I was in place that I didn’t want to be,
seeing face after face I didn’t want to see.
How I didn’t go out of my mind only God knows.
All the girls that I used to see running ‘round,
was like the rain that I used to see pouring down,
they did nothing for me, ‘cause I need…
—Very very cute… wish I had stayed in Ireland another year, and proposed to someone… don’t know why I wish that, but it would’ve been fun.
St. Bridget’s Complaint
It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.
February 29th in English Law
According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. Folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day. It was also reasoned that since the leap year day existed to fix a problem in the calendar, it could also be used to fix an old and unjust custom that only let men propose marriage.
The first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland supposedly passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. Tradition states they also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year must pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.