Those Calamitous Times

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                                                     Those calamitous times where
we know only how to paddle in order to keep
 our heads above tumultuous waters
… and nothing more beyond that …
Somehow the Ultimate Intelligence within us all
guides us safely to that Golden Shore
and in so doing,
bridges the Gap between Chaos and Calm.

The following link is about our favorite local deli and what happened during Winter Storm Knife. A snow plow unintentionally sent a wall of snow through all of this deli’s front windows. One of the deli’s surveillance cameras caught the action. My husband was at this deli today and the owner showed him that the snow came in so hard and fast it ended up at the back of the store damaging his coolers. I also want to point out, that IF the owner and his wife had gone downstairs to have their usual cup of coffee, they would have been killed. Instead, that morning, they decided to sleep in for 15 minutes. Here is the link: http://www.wkbw.com/news/plows-send-snow-flying-through-delis-windows

 Photography/ “Those Calamitous Times” 2014©AmyRose

67 thoughts on “Those Calamitous Times

  1. Oh my goodness, it’s so sad when something like that happens to our small businesses.I hope they pull through. I do love the pic though, the subtle tones with that bright red in the background and the fuzzy fade outs.

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    1. Dan, the state has stepped in and is paying for the damages. This amazing couple refuse to be deterred and it is business as usual. When my husband went to pick up some food yesterday, their front windows are still boarded up. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. I so agree with you, Linda. When I heard this story I just had to attach it to the post I was about to post. Yes, God really does work in mysterious ways, even in the “timing” of me hearing this story. Love, Amy

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    1. Sometimes, Kathy, it really does pay to sleep in. This couple are so nice and so hard working and for this to happen to them, is heart breaking. Yet, they live because of a “guidance” to sleep 15 more minutes. That is amazing!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. I believe, David, and I believe God truly did guide this couple to stay in bed for an extra 15 minutes. These people are SO nice and SO hard working …. Angels really looked out for them that day! Love, Amy

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  2. OMG, the deli store owners… Thank God they were safe. Thank you for another inspiring post, both words and photos, Amy. So encouraging to open a post like this one in the early morning. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Amy, I am so grateful to you that you keep viewing my work and that when I see how it touches your Heart, my Heart in turn smiles. Yes, thank God this couple is all right. They are back to working and the customers have not stopped coming. If anyone deserves to succeed, these two people do!! Bless YOU for encouraging me. The stress of the storm has caught up and I am so very very tired right now. I am not up to blogging, just answering a few comments. BIG (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. We, I know I am, should be grateful! You do so much behind the scene work to come up with these exquisite photos and words… Can’t thank you enought! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      2. Aw, Amy, you are making me blush with warmth. I LOVE what I do and I LOVE sharing, so this is my JOY to do. Yes, it is a lot of work, and sometimes I must just walk away from my computer. Yesterday I had to take off from blogging, and this weekend as well. I am only answering comments and working on posts for this coming week. Come Monday I dive back into blogging. Hope you are having a good weekend, my friend!!! I am!! And I feel like a little kid …. I can’t wait for hubs’ birthday. LOL AND I am meeting a WP friend next week, another story I plan on bringing to Petals along with the birthday!! GRIN!!!! Lots of goodies on the way … LOVE you! Amy

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  3. First Amy your photo is Stunning!!!… Second.. I paid a visit to the link,, and my oh my how lucky were those two.. all that flying glass along with the snow.. too horrible to think about.. Someone was watching over them for that extra 15 minutes. ❤

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      1. You’re right! It IS a miracle. 🙂 And yep, sometimes sleeping really DOES pay off! So hey, maybe we should all sleep in more often… 😉 MOL (((HUGGIES))) Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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      2. Oh, Sweeties, IF you knew how tired MB is right now …. sleep is what she has been doing! That big bad storm caught up to her. So she is only answering comments and not going to blogs right now. MB promises to come by on Monday to see you to make sure you are being good for Santa. Bless you for being here today!!! Love, MB

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      3. It’s in the slowing down, one realizes how tired that one is. I’ve rested and I’ve slept, and I have made up the posts for this coming week. I just came back from a very cold short photo shoot with hubs, who was using my camera, and I my iPad. He doesn’t know it but he is now practicing for the new camera that I bought him for his birthday. I really hope he uses it. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      4. I just viewed some of the photos he took and MAN his eye is outstanding! He wanted to shoot in black and white. Yep, I will be posting HIS work soon, and a pic I got of him with my iPad as he was shooting. He just picked up my camera, that he knows nothing about (I taught him the basics in 5 minutes) and he took it from there. To get this man excited about LIFE …. keep your paws crossed! His camera is coming tomorrow and I also bought me a new camera to use instead of my iPad, a Samsung Galaxy camera 2. It is like an iPhone camera without the iPhone. My early Christmas present from Santa …. Hehehehehehe ….. Cross paws hubs is OK with my early present. I’ve got the jingle spirit this year!! (((HUGS))) MB

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      5. That’s PAWSOME! Your hubby seems to be a natural born photographer. Just like you. 🙂 So cool! We can’t wait to see the pics he took! And wow! You must have been a REAL GOOD girl this year for Santa to bring you an early present… 😉 MOL Enjoy, sweetie! And don’t you worry. We’re sure your hubby will love his present. (((HUGS))) Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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      6. Yes, MB says humbly …. I’ve been a very good girl. And my iPad is so heavy and cumbersome to use, plus when it is cold I have to have bare hands. So the quick and easy shots are going to get way easier. Santa found both cameras on a site at a good price. This week should prove to be interesting …. pre-birthday shots of what hubs shot today and the actual birthday. Depending on when I can edit these images, will determine when these posts go up. They will!!! GRIN! I’m officially not clocked on for blogging you know …. I’m cheating with you. MOL I’ve missed YOU! But I needed the break! MOL xx MB

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      7. We missed you too! 🙂 It’s so good to have you back. But it’s totally understandable that you needed that break. Now we’ll be waiting (im)patiently for those posts to go up… 😉 (((HUGS))) Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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  4. A beautiful photo. I love your poem and that story is amazing. I also saw that two boys were also covered up by snow ploughs and survived for several hours under the snow. Someone is definitely watching over Buffalo that day. 😀

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    1. Oh, wow, Raewyn, I have goosebumps!! Our prayers went a lot further then any one of us know! I am so relieved they lived, because believe me, when that snow strikes, it is like an avalanche. I am still covered in goosebumps. Love, Amy

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    1. Melissa, the state has stepped in to pay for damages, and they have business up and going as usual. They have very loyal customers and they have not stopped coming. These two people are so good and work so hard and their food is SO good …. everything made from scratch …. I wonder why something like this happened at all. Much GOOD must be coming out of this, and the most important GOOD, these people lived because they decided to sleep in for 15 minutes more. Goosebumps!! Love, Amy

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  5. “bridging the gap between chaos and calm”. So well written.
    What a story about the deli! Glad the state has stepped in to help.
    Beautiful photo, too

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