I just saw this in an old email. It’s really apropos.

Numbing the pain will make it harder in the long run. Way too much to say on this.

What do you think?

Love, light and glitter


43 thoughts on “Quote for today

          1. I did walk this morning Eliza – it was supposed to rain/maybe storm tonight and overnight so I was trying to get this post done and had the news on and they never mentioned rain or anything. They are just one eye on the weather here while monitoring the hurricane – I can’t imagine how that would be knowing a category 5 hurricane will be arriving in a few days. The warmer weather would be just great instead of ice and snow, but all the worries of tropical storms and hurricanes would not – I guess I’ll be content with Michigan’s weather.

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              1. Thanks Eliza, it should not impact us unless we get rain – they are saying not, but in the past we often get a few days of rain. We have some possibly severe weather for Tuesday night though Wednesday early a.m. There is the possibility of a tornado in that time frame too – hope they are wrong.

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                  1. Thank you – hurricane won’t affect me unless we have alot of rain afterward here … that does happen sometimes, but we have severe weather coming between 4:00-10:00 tonight.

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                    1. Thank you Eliza … I am getting nervous about it – between 8:00 to 11:00 tonight … wish it was 11:00 and over with. They are saying the winds are the problem that could cause rotation that could cause a tornado. Alot of factors have to come together – hopefully they don’t. Severe weather gives me a lot of angst. Thanks for your thoughts – they are appreciated.

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                    2. We were lucky in my area of Michigan (Wayne County in Southeast Michigan) and it must have been your prayers and mine … I was a Nervous Nellie last night as they kept pushing the severe storm time later and later – I was concerned to go to bed in case I didn’t hear the sirens, but finally went to bed as I could not concentrate – alas, only one day caught up in Reader. Thank you for thinking of me … I hope this is the end of tornado-type weather for this year. My nerves can’t take more. (((((((((((((((((((hugs back to you Ellie))))))))))))

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                    3. I’m glad nothing happened…….
                      when you retire would you stay where you are or move?
                      I was thinking of you lots!
                      I hope it’s passed….
                      Love, light and glitter

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                    4. Thank you so much for thinking about me Ellie. As a person with no family it is nice that people think of you and worry and wonder from afar. I am still a Canadian citizen even though I have lived here since 1966. I don’t like what is happening over here right now – these are dangerous times … mass shootings, unrest, a nation divided. I don’t like that and I don’t like living in a city where I have to worry, even in day time to go out. My mom said 25 years ago that the city was going down, but I didn’t agree and could not see moving to another house, and starting from scratch as to outside/inside improvements to make it “your home” … we ended up staying. I would not mind to return to Canada, but have no relatives there either and I think it is more expensive to live there too.

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                    5. My dad is Canadian. My friend just moved to south Carolina. You should get to know her.
                      Is it unsafe for you to go out alone? Moving cities/countries is major and tough unless moving to a collective of sorts or community.

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                    6. That’s right – I forgot your dad was Canadian. What part of Canada Ellie? I only lived in Ontario (Oakville). Is your friend safe in South Carolina right now … today Hurricane Dorian might be problematic for South Carolina (Charleston I heard) and parts of North Carolina as well? Yes it is tough especially after so many year.

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                    7. Oh no.… I hope so…
                      She lives in Greensboro.
                      He’s from Toronto I think. I think that’s Ontario but what do I know….


                    8. Ellie – I was born in Toronto and lived there until age 2 and we moved to Oakville. I was ready to leave, still a little dark, saw this message … I will cut and paste the story since I know you can’t access the news site.
                      I’ll keep your friend in my prayers. Here is a story from three hours ago:

                      Hurricane Dorian’s winds begin thrashing SC coast as storm closes on Charleston
                      The worst winds of Hurricane Dorian began ripping into South Carolina early Thursday and were expected to keep up most of the day.

                      At 6 a.m. the storm still packed 115 mph winds and was 80 miles to the southeast of Charleston, headed north at 7 mph. It was predicted to hold most of that strength while passing South Carolina, within 60 miles of Charleston at midday Thursday.

                      “Some fluctuations in intensity are expected this morning, followed by slow weakening through Saturday,” said National Hurricane Center specialist Richard Pasch.

                      Its hurricane winds continued to blow 60 miles from its center, tropical storm force winds as far as 195 miles. But the longest reach of those winds was offshore. The National Weather Service office in North Charleston called for winds approaching 100 mph along the beaches and northern Charleston County.

                      The weather service also called for as much as 20 inches of rain in spots in the counties around Charleston.

                      Gusts had been reported at 69 mph on Dewees Island, 67 mph on Folly Beach, 68 mph at Charleston International Airport and into the 60s as far north as Kure Beach, North Carolina.

                      In the early morning waterspouts began moving onshore in Myrtle Beach, leading to a string of tornado warnings. at 7:30 a.m. tornado warnings had been issued inland for Horry, Marion and Dillon counties.

                      Isolated, brief tornadoes are possible along the coast throughout the day.

                      The powerful storm was expected to make its closest approach to land early afternoon in northern Charleston County. The Weather Service office warned Dorian will unleash life-threatening storm surge flooding, damaging winds and flash flooding.

                      “The combination of torrential rainfall and storm surge inundation will produce life-threatening flash flooding in this area. Also, damaging hurricane winds are expected along the Charleston County coast, hurricane force wind gusts are expected across the rest of the southeast South Carolina coast including southern Berkeley County,” the service said.

                      The weather service office in North Charleston called for winds stronger than 60 mph inland as far as Summerville and Moncks Corner.

                      There’s also the danger of “spur” or wrap-around winds, gusts kicking up stronger out of the west as Dorian passes.

                      “The winds can be punchier coming from inland. Those northwest winds can really jack it up,” said meteorologist Shea Gibson, with the forecasting company Weather Underground.

                      Rain could be anywhere from 6 to 12 inches, with higher amounts in spots.

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                      Trees and debris were scattered on roadway, along with flooded-out spots. Roads continued to be reported closed throughout the counties around Charleston, including the Crosstown expressway in Charleston.

                      More than 116,000 power outages had been reported across the coast, including more than 72,000 in Charleston County. One observer in the downtown said the flashes looked like electric transformers were going out in waves.

                      A record flood tide predicted overnight never emerged, apparently because winds blowing out to sea pushed them back some. The tide was 7.52 feet at Charleston Harbor, about three feet less than expected, said meteorologist Rebecca Davidson, with the National Weather Service office in North Charleston.

                      But “there’s quite a bit of flooding downtown,” she said, and 50 roads or streets had been closed.

                      The tide Thursday afternoon is anticipated to rise as high or higher than that overnight tide. The tide Wednesday afternoon stayed so high that the Wando River never really ebbed.

                      As of Thursday, Dorian had lasted 12 days as a named storm, making it a longer lasting storm than nine of every 10. The weary tension showed Wednesday night among everyone from social media posters to hurricane center staff, who have tracking three other storms in the Atlantic basin alone.

                      One staffer tweeted that it felt like the week would never end.

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                    9. You’re welcome Ellie – I came on here to see if you had heard from your friend … crossing my fingers everything is okay. I guess the waves and flooding are just incredible.

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                    10. I haven’t heard from her, but she often doesn’t reply right away. Actually, I’ll text her. She does get texts….. I hope it’s not affected where she lives….
                      Edit: she and her house are okay! So grateful…

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                    11. Oh, that’s great – I think the hurricane has passed through there now. That is really good news Ellie. A friend of mine finished up grad school and has not found a job yet so she is going to go to either North Carolina or South Carolina as a volunteer. She grew up in Charleston – went through a few hurricanes while growing up. They had a ton of flooding at her family home.

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