Lines

There are many lines that we come across in our lives:

ones that we throw,

cross out,

draw,

ones that we follow,

ones that we speak,

step over

and then there is the line that is crossed.

It may seem that stepping over a line is the same as a line that is crossed, not so.

We may choose to step over that line thinking that no one is watching or believing it is such a tiny line that it is inconsequential, no harm no foul.

When a line has been crossed there is clear knowledge of what has been done but I must insert here – that person must also have a conscience.

 

Definition of the word conscience:  the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action

Definition of the word line:  a group of words spoken together, a straight mark

 

That is how my year of 2018 ended.

A person whose “group of words” were spoken without an “inner sense of what is right or wrong”.

He finally crossed a line that I could no longer tolerate, a “straight mark” that cut deep enough for me to leave, leave it all.