Parva sub Ingenti

The CBC reports at this hour that “the Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued warnings for both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. However, the Island should be sheltered from the worst of the weather.”

Prince Edward Island’s motto is “Parva sub Ingenti,” which can either be taken as liberating (this brochure about our Great Seal says “the Motto of Prince Edward Island suggests nurtured growth from small beginnings to greatness”) or emasculating (the more usual, and literal translation of “the small under protection of the great,” positioning us more as the puny kid on the playground with the big brother to watch out for him).

Today, though, it means “Nova Scotia and New Brunswick take a beating for us,” and for that we should be thankful.

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