Posted by Ben Naga
The first thing in mind
Always, always: are they safe???
It’s my history
Posted on August 29, 2016, in Senryu and tagged Betrayal, Family, Fear, History, Relationships, Strangers, Trust. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Am pondering “they”…. Probably each reader will have their own. Like a Zen koan again….
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We’re not always aware of the process in ourselves. But we all must have seen a very young baby and the way they react when they see a new person, then as they become toddlers, children, teenagers, adults …
I think we all have that built-in survival/defense mechanism, how can we not after life has slapped us down so many times? It usually don’t take too long to cut through all that & get a true hunch about someone, if you stay in tune with your gut instincts…
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