An Enigma: How Am I Steel & Sand?

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In some moments, I am stronger than steel shocking those around with my strength. Other times, I crumble like sand slipping through my hands.

Do you ever find yourself this way?


  1. πŸ’œ I AM a Diamond EveryOne; pure carbon forged in the heat and pressure of Abuse by family, ex-spouse, dormant friends and, of course, MySelf Abuse EveryBody, caveat Being Abuse is a Matter of Perspective


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  2. Indeed. I think we can all relate, Eleanor. Part of being a human being on this planet. For me, what matters is being patient with myself if I do β€œcrumble”, as to not have patience will only deepen the crumbling. πŸ’™πŸ™

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    1. Aaaahhhh, the great “patience” element that so often eludes me. I love the way you described your crumbling process and appreciate you sharing your thoughts and feelings on this! Thank you for taking the time to comment, my friend!

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  3. I think I am like earth as the earth is okay in all seasons and climate i try to be good at all kind of situations and also am like a steel glass no matter what is in the glass it can never be seen from outside coz of steel same as my emotions no matter what my heart is suffering I am good at hiding my emotions..

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  4. Hello Eleanor, so enjoy having you in the driving seat πŸ™‚ Maybe my ‘stiff upper lip’ mentality, keeps me consistent. I don’t place any value jugement on this statement, it’s simply as it is. I’m comfortable with this, accepting we’re all different, no one better than another and we all have choice. Blessings, Peter. P.S. Thank you for all the likes and comments, appreciate those.

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    1. Hey there! It takes a unique individual indeed to suspend judgment, let alone choose whether or not to assign anything in particular to it. I like the way you think. I so appreciate you sharing your take on these. Thank you, my friend. Oh, and you are welcome, it is a pleasure!

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  5. Very well said, Eleanor! I think every other person can relate to this. We’re all sandbags enclosed in a steel container, just waiting for the right force to pierce the wall and let the sand flow πŸ™‚

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  6. Often my friend. It’s nice to read a post that relates to its reader. We have so many social media platforms that seems to be living in a make believe world of amazing and all fun and beautiful. Real people go trough real people ups and downs. One day we are on cloud 9, other day we a crashing down with no one to catch us. Just saw a sand dollar this week. It was intact but has blemishes. It was beautiful but was proud to show its flaws. It’s being real to itself, and I respect that a lot.

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    1. Island Traveler, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to continue reading my work and making such a well thought out comment like this. Comments like these…the sharing of our true feelings, the encouragement, and support it brings, well, it helps so much! I respect and admire your beautiful observations. They are much like your gorgeous posts. Thank you again!

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      1. What we can’t ventilate and share with actual people at work, home and community, we freely give and share without fear, without judgement to minds and hearts that share a common priceless universal connection. The Blog community has been more real, supportive and emphatic than many people I deal with in person. It’s that ironic and sad? Take care.

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      2. Island Traveler, I couldn’t agree with you more about the blogging community. I feel like some of that is unfortunately due to COVID. It is sad, indeed, to feel more supported and welcomed, and encouraged online than in person. Stay safe, my friend. Thank you for making these comments with obvious care and consideration. It is greatly appreciated. XOXO, Eleanor

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      3. Blogging helped me survive covid heart and mind. So much stuff are going on that are so stressful but as a β€œHero” we are suppose to appear unaffected but that is a big time lie. Stay safe too & take care. Thanks.

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