and other metaphors
December 10, 2002, 2:22 pm
"There is within me, and with sadness I have seen it in others, a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love..."--James Hurst
I am sometimes mean to the ones I love.
I am sometimes mean to my students who really depend on me or who cling to me, simply because I don't feel like dealing with them today.
I am sometimes extremely cruel to my sisters because I'm annoyed with them, or if unforgiveness rears its thorny head (it happens more often than I care to admit).
I am sometimes short with my colleagues; I am always short with the ones I don't respect.
I am sometimes inclined to whine or be petty, or to trash others behind their backs because I think I could do/be better than them; I find more often than not, the opposite is true.