Comment: OK, I'm taking the day off.

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OK, I'm taking the day off.

That made me cry.
I am AFRAID. Yes, FEAR. If there were even a handful of people I thought would protect me I would happily die trying to protect them. But my world is pretty much solitary. My husband would defend me however he could, but he works. Most days, I am all alone. I rarely think of myself as "helpless" and yet that is how I feel when people start talking about gun fights. I am not qualified, I am not physically cut out for it, and I am afraid and that makes me ashamed of myself. Your kind words have reduced me to tears.
I'm going to go hit the hot spring this morning. Maybe I'll be in a better frame of mind this afternoon.
Thank you.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.