|Erosion on a foot track near Levanto Italy 2010|
The main ingredients were mockery and criticism.
“There is no proof of mankind’s effect on climate change”
“The scientists are deluded”
“Don’t know what they’re talking about” came the thoughtless, derailing monologue.
Wisely there was no personal ridicule, but the disappointing attitude of self-righteousness and arrogance was frustrating.
All expressed vehemently without understanding or acknowledging my concern for my daughter’s psychological well-being.
|After rain, the shaley track is treacherous. |
Stone steps have been washed away leaving exposed
tree roots and slippery, sticky mud.
A drabble is a story told in 100 words, no more, no less.
(I find the difficulty with conversations that have been derailed like this, is my disinclination to share as I had planned even when eventually invited to do so. I tend to be left feeling that I have simply served as a ... I'm not sure what - polite sponge perhaps - whatever it is, I want to learn how to be a bit more assertive to prevent it happening again. I realised later that I hadn't even mentioned the words 'climate change' knowing how negatively it would be received...hrmph)