Jun 16, 2008

Foot in mouth disease

You ever write something down that means one thing, and someone reads it and because they have absolutely no idea the context, they take your words and run with them? Like, take my last post. There are some things going on in my life right now that if you take them and that post without knowing anything else - you'd assume that they go together. However, that post was written specifically about a couple of people - it was a message to the both of them. It had nothing at all to do with anything else.

To be quite honest, I didn't even write that post. I mean I typed it, but some would call it 'channeled text'. I sat and closed my eyes and just typed what came without giving much thought to the words at all. I held two people in my mind and those were the words that formed for them.

I do that all the time. I'm talking about one thing, and someone else assumes that I'm talking about another, and then I don't have the heart to tell that person the truth, because the truth would hurt them. I've really got to stop doing that. If I keep trying not to hurt someone else - I'm just going to end up holding a cast iron pan in my hands that's been in the fire too long and sear my own flesh.

Someone stop me.