Anticipation is a key defense mechanism. When I near the corner of a building in a bad part of town, I’m ready to react. Likewise, when I’m walking in the woods, I prepared to see wildlife, or a hiker, but not something…SHOCKINGLY funny. (The Tarot Garden in Italy).
There’s a lesson here. Maybe it’s “don’t squeeze too hard when a gentle touch is all that is required. ” Nope, that’s not it. How about? “Know your surroundings like you know yourself.”Closer, but still not it. I’ll get back to you…tomorrow.