December 17th, 2010

warm puppy

Moses

My employee's Jack Russell terrier is blind, so he brings him to work. Moses has really taken to me and loves to sit on my lap while I work (or try to). This morning, Peeter carried Moses into the building wrapped inside his sleeping blanket and within moments Moses was all legs and wriggles trying to get free. He struggled until Peeter put him on the floor. Moses immediately came over to me, got up on my lap and fell asleep.

Happiness is a warm puppy.
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Writer's Block: Eye for an eye?

If you bumped into someone who regularly picked on you as a child, what would you say to them?

Probably nothing. It really depends on the situation. I have seen people from my past in passing (but they didn't see me) and I didn't say anything. I have spoken to a couple of people from 25-30 years ago, but it was mostly just quick pleasantries. I am not the person I was back then so I don't expect they are either.

If I run across the guy who molested me, I'm not sure how I would react. I met him several years ago at a funeral and we were friendly, but that was before I realized that what he did was wrong (and not my fault). I work within a kilometre of his house and I used to fantasize about confronting him, but even those fantasies turned out badly. There is no changing what happened and, for the most part, I have put it behind me. A little bit will always be with me, but it also made me who I am today and I'm reasonably happy with who I am now. I think if I bumped into him, I would be coldly civil. There is no point in giving him the power of knowing how he affected me those many years ago.