My kingdom for a horse indeed.
Now that the country is officially on a war footing – in times of battle soldiers were reduced to eating our equine friends – we all need reasons to be cheerful.
Happily the opening of Guggi's new exhibition next Thursday in the Kerlin Gallery in Anne's Lane is one such.
It's the internationally acclaimed artist's first exhibition in Dublin for more than four years, and will give his pals Bono and the Simon Carmody Community a reason to go out on the town.
Other luminaries, such as Dave Kavanagh, John Rocha, Michael Mortell, Harry Crosbie and Michael Colgan, will also be there.
"My close circle of friends are around, so I would expect to see them on the night," Guggi told me, adding that his wife Sibylle and their four fabulous boys – the Biblically named Noah, Eliah, Caleb and Gideon – will also be there to cheer him on. After the launch of the exhibition, which runs for a month at the Kerlin, Guggi and Sibylle, Bono and Ali, Gavin Friday et al will retire to a restaurant for some fine – presumably nag-free – dining.