let’s take the word léaspáin, which means the dancing coloured lights that appear before your eyes at times when you drift a little too far towards other dimensions. It’s not a word that one hears much anymore; nor is it a concept that we are all that familiar with these days, but it still exists; resting patiently in dictionaries, between léaspach, meaning, inclined to lash out or a rousing strong fire, and léaspaire, a person of sparkling wit. It’s waiting there, ready to steer us back towards a more expanded and all-encompassing take on reality if we chose to engage with it. Like so many other words it offers the potential of a different way of seeing things.
Geamhar - a field of corn-grass
Tuar - a field for cattle at night
Reidhlean - a field for games or dancing Cathairin - a field with a fairy-dwelling in it