June 24, 2011
He referred to the essay as "a poignant 'little' story". Not everybody would see the insult in that, but I know it from the way members of my family subtly manipulate language. Nothing is ever said outright, either positive or negative. All statements are run through the filter of passive aggressiveness, so that nobody can be held responsible for what they say, because hey can always squirm their way out of it, claiming it is a matter of interpretation. I have been using the same dictionary for the last 48 years, I know how it works, I can decipher it.