The following thoughts are darker than what I typically write about, but there has to be a place to talk about this stuff, so there you go..
On my night stand right now, I am reading the book by John Maxwell called The Winning Attitude. I like to start (and sometimes finish) my day, thinking wholesome thoughts. What I fill my mind with does have a way of trickling down to how I feel…
“Garbage in garbage out”, I’ve been told they say in computer programming circles, so I’m very mindful of that when I tell you the following….
Earlier this week, I read a story in our local paper about Tony and Lynn.* They own a local farmstead and are in the process of opening a small petting zoo.
That news really bothered me.
Few years ago, we had a guest stay with us for several weeks. One evening she came home to tell me about an encounter she’d had, at a local upscale eatery. She’d met the nicest couple, Tony and Lynn.* During the course of their conversation, Tony found out our guest was looking for short term work…Tony suggested talking with Lynn, who was an artist. Lynn was always looking for people to pose. The gig paid $40 an hour. My guest was seriously thinking about taking them up on the opportunity.
What I knew, (and my guest didn’t know) was Tony and Lynn, were actively part of a lifestyle that promotes adultery, (they are swingers) and while I didn’t want to tell my guest how to live her life, neither did I want her naive as to who (and what) she was dealing with.
A human Spider….a predator.
Google Image Picture of *Tony (not his real name)
Back in my teens I had an encounter with a predator “Tony like” in nature. Fortunately, I sensed something was amiss and was able to leave before things got too weird, these many years later, the memory still gives me the creeps.
Used to have a lot of interaction with another blogger on the East Coast. She was a Christian, single mom, raising three young sons by herself. At some point, she shared with me, something had happened to one of the boys at the local skating rink that wasn’t good…something sexual in nature, with one of the workers..this was around the same time, something had happened to someone close to us.
Nobody gets a free pass this side of eternity.
“Be wise….yet innocent as a dove…”