Oh, CS so sad -- reminds me once of a lesson learned in life about my ex when he was young. He hated it when he walked by a crowd and hear a titter of laughter. He told his friend and his friends said, "Say, what makes you feel so important that people will stop what they are doing, just to stop and laugh at you?"
SweetThing~ These feelings are usually short-lived but painful nonetheless. A clear self-image is the only thing that keeps them from hurting you.
You've expressed the cruelty of others very vividly here .. and of course the pain of one who feels taunted by being on the outside of the 'loop'. But who'd want to be part of a loop that would hurt someone's feelings anyway ? *HUGS* ~*Marge*~
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