This evening, I’m a bit down on myself. Today someone said something to me that hurt. In doing so, she pointed out a flaw in my character and damn it, I’ve spent so long trying to fix my flaws that this one wasn’t something I expected. I also didn’t expect those words to come from her. What made it worse was when I came home and told the Garden Gnome about the conversation, he looked at me and said “You don’t realise you do this do you”? Does he think that if I did, I would continue to do it? My intention is not to show off or try to be better than anyone. I just share my thoughts and desires during conversation. I certainly don’t intend to hurt anyone. The rational part of my brain is telling me that she shouldn’t be projecting what is happening in her life onto me. I shouldn’t feel guilty. But I do…. and it hurts….