Thank-you for taking the time to posit an explanation(s). Your words and thoughts are so kind, gentle, and striking.
I love Tagore, and the quote you left for me.
A thick skin? I have for sure, only because I DO GIVE a damn, a BIG, FAT, MARE-SIZE BACKSIDE damn. :-)
I have often sat on the sharper edge of the cynics compendium, what it has done for me is to see what IS THERE, rather than what IS NOT. This automatically grows one a good hide.
Thank-you Ray. You are a gem.
Your Alpha Mare.