Sunday, November 7, 2010

Meeting Evil?

I was at the pool today, and in the hot tub afterwards a woman I have noticed but never spoken to asked me where I got my fins.  We began talking and the next thing, I am hearing how much of a burden her spouse is since he had a stroke.  As we talked, I still wasn't seeing what she talked about, as she described her spouse as still pretty functional physically and cognitively.

The next thing I know, I am hearing about how abusive he is and how she can't leave him.  It boils down to the fact she doesn't want to lose the lifestyle she has. 

At some point, I notice the husband is using a walker with the wheels on the front, dangerous in a wet area as it could so easily slide out from underneath him if he started falling.  I point this out to her and she points out how easy it would be to remove the wheels, having been instructed on how to do so.

While we are holding this discussion, I notice the malevolent glint in her eye.


  1. I know what you mean. I too have met some folks that I was glad to get away from and not include in my life. :-(

    Loving kindness is extraordinarily important to me and my life and it is a privilege to express that to everyone I meet. Yes, I fail in that sometimes but the wish and effort is often there. :-)

  2. You're right, that is evil. Isn't it a shame that some frail individuals have to depend on people like this woman?

    I'm sorry you had to see that, especially after the wonderful victory you enjoyed the other day. Hang in there, sweet friend.