Local Rebel...thank you for reading this. Darkness and bitterness are, at times, somewhat too real, aren't they?
Hoot Owl...thanks for reading and for the "powerful" response.
Denise...thank you, as well, for reading and kind commentary.
Sherry...thanks for reading and rereading and taking the time to chew and respond.
Andrew...thank you. Actually this didn't "hit" anything but my keyboard. My editor's a fast ducker.
Helmut...thank you, didn't mean to frighten you (or anyone). And thank you for the hugs, hands, laughter, smiles, and friendship...such welcomed gifts of the heart.