Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blazing Hot Anger

I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and will often get lost in the pages of those books.  One of the most intriguing stories in the series is the story of Irene Adler in A Scandal in Bohemia.  During a climactic point, Holmes is able to force Adler to reveal a secret by making her believe that the secret is in jeopardy.

You see, when the chips are down, when the fire is lit, when the walls are coming down, we are drawn to those things that matter most to us.  During times of crisis, we reach out to comfort those we love as soon as they are affected or threatened.

You don't wait for a month and a half, doing nothing in the meantime to mitigate the damage, only making contact when you perceive YOU are in jeopardy.  That's not sincerity.  That's self-serving convenience.

So, I beg your forgiveness that I don't immediately jump to your request to meet.  I'm a little steamed right now and would undoubtedly make for very poor company.

*Sorry, I had to vent.  I'll be ok.

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