Learning the difference between being reactive and passive aggressive is a lesson I plan on re-learning for my whole life. Conflict, I've reasoned, is just part of being a person with expectations among other people with their own goals. When I was younger, I wouldn't have thought about any issues that may develop from telling someone exactly what I think. After all, if they have the right to do what they want, why shouldn't I also have that option?
To Each Their Own
His heavy footsteps stop at my door and wait. I, interrupted from my work, listen for the door handle to turn. There was a time I would have been so eager for his attention, he never would have made it to the door. He'd be in my arms before he walked into my house.