The Art of Spear Throwing

You can easily tell when someone has been hit by a spear. he turns a deep shade of bitter. David never got hit. Gradually, he learned a very well-kept secret…
One, never learn anything about the fashionable, easily mastered art of spear throwing. Two, stay out of the company of all spear throwers. And three, keep your mouth tightly closed.
In this way, spears will never touch you, even when they pierce your heart.

-Gene Edwards, A Tale of Three Kings

I’ve hurled too many spears in my day. But not so many lately. In the last few years I’ve kept my weapons sheathed.

It just isn’t worth it to me, anymore. To be right. To win. To hurt others in order to get my way.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Somebody outta rewrite that. I’ll give it a try.

“Sticks and stones I might could dodge, but words will tear my guts out.”

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