“Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.” ~Lionel Trilling, American Author
I received a phone call today from someone needing some advice … or an ear to talk to … someone to bounce ideas off of … someplace to vent. This person is dear friend to me and I listened as she attempted to disclose the circumstances in which she has now found herself. Knowing people the way I do, I also made some rather accurate educated guesses regarding her current situation. She is overwhelmed and rightly so. She has been manipulated. Her weaknesses have been exploited. Those involved are using misunderstanding to their own advantage.
Decisions need to be made. She must save herself … emotionally, physically … and, yes, spiritually.
I have given my advice (for what it was worth). I can not make resolutions on her behalf.
I am here … if she needs me.
I am here.
I am here.
"Circumstances may accumulate so strongly even against an innocent man, that directed, sharpened, and pointed, they may slay him." ~Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood