Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Light A Candle


Around 7pm I spied Mrs Trellis walking her greyhound cross around the " Marian" ( the hill walk)
She was fraught and upset
" I wish we could hold a vigil for the victims of the bombing"  she said wringing her hands seriously
" you just have by mentioning it" I said and after she gave me a sad smile we hugged briefly
People are generally very good...don't you think?

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  1. She could organise a vigil, it might help her feel she is doing something because we all struggle with the helplessness, don't we?

    Also, i would love to see her dog

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    1. Seethis old blog there is a photo of Her dog on it

      http://disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/bleaching-fanny-flannel.html

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    2. Lovely! Thank you

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  2. Yes, they are. The schools here said a prayer for all those who were killed or injured and their families, and for all of Manchester.

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  3. Yes, most are kind and good folks.

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  4. I shall put a candle in my window tonight and feel myself part of any vigil that may be underway for the victims and their families and friends. Tell Mrs Trellis to do the same and she and I will hold our own private vigil miles apart but close in heart.

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  5. I've lighted a candle It's totally heartbreaking :-(

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  6. When I was a young lad I used to ride my bike over the hill and across the Lancashire plane to Tarleton, as a grown man I drove my fiancee, now wife, there where there was a nice shop that sold tapestry kits. A little eight year old girl from Tarleton was named on the news as one killed. Although I live far away now (Virginia in the US) it is close to home. Manchester is a grand town filled with grand people.

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    1. Graham, I live about 15 minutes away from Tarleton, n used to teach there.Small world eh?!

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    2. Graham, I live about 15 minutes away from Tarleton, n used to teach there.Small world eh?!

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  7. I can not imagine the grief of the parents and grandparents of those children. My grand daughter is 14 and if she was hurt I would be inconsolable.Why are humans so cruel. Animals do not kill for political reasons. Maybe they are better than humans?

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    1. Animals are better than humans I believe.

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    2. I'm with Maddie - and you, Jan.

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  8. I will hold on to that thought, "people are generally very good."
    I am lighting a candle here in Michigan . . .
    Feeling helpless . . . at the very least it is somey thing we can do.

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  9. I've lighted a candle It's totally heartbreaking :-(

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  10. We must hold each other dear and believe and express our goodness and love. It is the only way to win out over the evil.
    Though at times the sadness can be unbearable still we must love.

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  11. I do think people are generally very good.
    Mrs Trellis can light a candle and place it somewhere where she and maybe the village can see.
    I have lighted a candle today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. I lit candles tonight too ..
    If everyone lit a candle, there would be more candles than those sick monsters ...

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  13. I'm afraid we simply discussed the atrocity, and despaired.

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  14. Shameful vile cowards picking on children, teenagers and their parents.

    Like you I do believe there are far more people made of much better stuff in the world.

    Julie

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  15. Many people are really good folks. We need to keep trying to show and to teach how to be helpful and kind. So much of bad behavior is learned from others -- and it's the same with good. We need to try to demonstrate it every day.

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  16. I've posted a prayer from the Memorial chapel in Dresden. I hope it helps.

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    1. Praying always helps, Gwil, it never goes unheard.

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  17. The disgust we feel towards terrorists does not seem to have any influence on others that follow them doing these atrocious deeds. Why is it that they feel so entitled to take lives.. to ruin and create such pain to families and to bring shame on their own..those who are invested in them emotionally.
    All beyond comprehension.
    We all need to stay strong and be kind and to each other everyday.
    Sincere condolences to all the families and friends of the victims..such great loss in your loved ones

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  18. The thin veneer of civilization..... if only the candles could illuminate the savagery that lurks within us all.

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  19. I have always believed that 99% of human beings are good. They are not out to exploit you or hurt you and if you are in trouble they will help you out.

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  20. This atrocity puts everything into perspective. I can't stop thinking about the countless lives this has ruined and damaged for ever and ever. The people of Manchester have been amazing, from the general public to the service people who this must have also affected greatly. People in authority talk about the strength of the people and not letting this acts of terror win, but in a way I feel they have won because these poor souls will never ever get their lives back and have changed so many people's lives into what can only be described as a living hell. Strong words, of course are good, but how can they ever be enough - the despicable damage has already been done.

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  21. P.S. I know there are so many good people out there in this crazy world, but I agree with previous comments - I much prefer animals.

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  22. I echo the sentiments of many of the other posters here. People in general are good, kind and decent, yet I will always prefer animals.

    More tears rolled down my cheeks when I awoke this morning to the story of the homeless man cradling a dying woman in his arms. It was one of the many truly heroic and selfless acts.

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  23. I'm thinking that the best thing to do in light of these atrocities is to try to be kinder, to be more generous, more sympathetic to those around us, be they friends or strangers. I must believe that love trumps hatred in the end. This may be simplistic, but it's what I cling to.

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  24. Good will always overcome evil, but right now, and every time something like this happens, we need to hold tight to each other for strength.

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  25. On FB yesterday: When I was a boy and would see scary things on the news my mother would say to me..."Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

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    1. I think that was a quote from the wonderful Fred (Mr.) Rogers. He was always a promoter of peace, love and understanding.

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    2. Yes he was a gentle soul...

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  26. You have such wise friends here, John! Linda had a wise mother, look for the helpers, that was good! I believe we have to stop hating the persons who take such actions as this in Manchester. He wasn't alone, was he? There is no point in hating the person who does an evil thing, and dealing with evil is too much for us to handle. So I agree, we can act against this with more kindness, more empathy, more tolerance and more praying. Short, strong, often. And enjoy sharing good thoughts, like here!
    I can't even imagine what they go through, but I was shaken when they told of the parents shouting their childrens names in the chaos.

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  27. I do believe there are more good people than bad - it's just the bad are so very, very bad.

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  28. Yes, people are generally very good, but sometimes it´s so difficult to remember (or believe) that.

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