Comments for Torrential Rain http://rainstickland.ca Rain Stickland, the Canadian Tornado Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:25:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on Coming Back to Life, While Giving Death Customs a Thought by Rain Stickland http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-2 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:25:01 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-2 I actually talk about why animals are easier to love in yesterday's post. They never want to divorce you, they never think someone else is better-looking, and they never stop loving you. You can trust them with your heart.

I've never read Nietzsche, but I do vaguely remember Animal Farm. I was really young when we had that for English.

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Comment on Coming Back to Life, While Giving Death Customs a Thought by David Samuel Vardy http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-3 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:22:37 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-3 I believe that animals are easier to love than humans, because their motivations are more pure; they lack the darker side of humanity, such as the concept of betrayal … notwithstanding a certain work of fiction by Orwell. And I also agree with Nietzsche's supposition concerning "those things which do not kill you".

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Comment on Coming Back to Life, While Giving Death Customs a Thought by Marlin Woosley http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-4 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:40:19 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-4 I'm happy that I could make you laugh, Ms.Rain.

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Comment on Coming Back to Life, While Giving Death Customs a Thought by Rain Stickland http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-5 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:49:07 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-5 Ah, Marlin, you made me laugh!

Definitely the wishes of the deceased need to be respected. Beyond that it is the needs of the closest survivors that have to be taken into consideration. It's the living who are grieving, and they need their closure in some way. That's different for everyone. Obviously that's something I'm dealing with right now. I haven't figured out exactly what it means to me, yet, so I'm exploring my options. As I run through all the ideas I know that at some point something is just going to feel right to me, and that's what I'll go with.

When it comes to married people, it's the spouse left behind who will be the most lost of all, if for no other reason than because they spent the most time with them, and now that person is missing from their lives. Distant (emotionally or physically distant) relatives can just shut the hell up.

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Comment on Coming Back to Life, While Giving Death Customs a Thought by Marlin Woosley http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-6 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:37:17 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/17/coming-back-to-life-while-giving-death-customs-a-thought/#comment-6 I could write a book on unconventional grieving. The short version is find a company on the internet that will take cadaver donations and doesn't charge the donating family. Any money that my family wastes on funeral expenses they do for themselves because I'm past caring about earthly things.
Also, if my wife kicks off before me and her extended family starts making plans to descend on me I'm going to put the brakes on that.
I'll tell them, "She has lived in Florida for X number of years and you never came to visit her even once while she has visited you in Iowa XX times over the years. She doesn't need you now and I don't want you so stay away. I don't need you in the way. Go to mass in Iowa. Light candles and say your habada dabada doochies and get over it. She'll get a proper Catholic funeral because I know that is important to her. However, I don't need her family to tell me how to do it."
You'd never believe that sensitivity is one of my strong points. Would you?

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Comment on Doing Better, Reflecting on Other Stuff Now Too by Rain Stickland http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/16/doing-better-reflecting-on-other-stuff-now-too/#comment-7 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:57:52 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/16/doing-better-reflecting-on-other-stuff-now-too/#comment-7 You're there for me and you tell me we're in your thoughts. That's all you have to say. Thanks for being a good friend.

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Comment on Doing Better, Reflecting on Other Stuff Now Too by Marlin Woosley http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/16/doing-better-reflecting-on-other-stuff-now-too/#comment-8 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:55:47 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/16/doing-better-reflecting-on-other-stuff-now-too/#comment-8 Everyday that I think about you and your Stimpy, I try to think of the perfect thing to say to you but it doesn't come. Then I read your telling of how that you're doing and I realize that you're saying what you need to hear.
It's good to see you hanging in and healing but not letting go of your special Stimpy.

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Comment on Pepper is the Spice of My Life! by Rain Stickland http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-9 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:00:35 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-9 I'm sure I will, Marlin. Thanks for sending them to me. I'll be checking them out right now!

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Comment on Pepper is the Spice of My Life! by Marlin Woosley http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-10 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:59:33 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-10 After reading this story I'm pretty certain that you'll enjoy the ferret cartoons that I found.

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Comment on Pepper is the Spice of My Life! by Rain Stickland http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-11 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:28:14 +0000 http://rainstickland.ca/2013/04/14/pepper-is-the-spice-of-my-life/#comment-11 I tell ya, Pepper is a lifesaver, whether he knows it or not. As feisty as he might be, though, he's also a total sweetheart. I'm so grateful I have him.

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