On Jan. 25, fans of poetry, fans of Scotland and fans of good Scotch will be celebrating the birthday of Robert Burns. He is widely considered the national poet of Scotland and penned the words to favorites like Auld Lang Syne and My Love is Like a Red Red Rose. Though his personal life had a good helping of scandal, he is a well loved figure in history and literature in the British Isles.
In one of Robert Burns’ well known poems, he gave us this caution;
And would some Power the small gift give us
To see ourselves as others see us!