But with our recent frienaissance - not to mention the problems plaguing Charming Calvin, today he surprisingly managed to broach the subject heretofore taboo. Albeit via sms - so he could be somewhat confident that I wouldn't be able to throttle him.
My ISO : How do you do it?
Paul : Do what? Balance the fork on my nose?
My ISO : Come on. Forgiving me? Honestly I'd have been livid.
Paul : I didn't have that luxury. You had my books and cds in your house. I wanted it back.
My ISO : Very funny. I envy your ability to see the best in others.
Paul : Easy enough to do so. But seeing the best in others also means anticipating the worst :P
Amongst my friends I'm usually the first they come to when something goes terribly wrong, running the gamut from minor infractions such as lover's quarrels to far more unethical misdismeanours such as adultery, deception and petty theft. Cardinal sins that would certainly astonish that poor father in the confessional. Easy enough to sit on that moral high horse passing critical judgement but I usually try to refrain from taking sides, taking it in my stride instead.
Tell me all!
Far from a perfect paragon of virtue myself so it's easy enough for me to recognize fallibility in others since I'm quite as susceptible to them myself. People who stay in glass houses and all that. And maybe it's because I've been cursed with the uncanny ability to see both sides of the coin. In every argument I immediately see the other side of the story. Easy enough to empathize with the impenitent sinner when you've stumbled in his shoes a time or two after all.
Guess it's true what the horoscopes say - Scorpios are the guys you call for help after you've just accidentally stabbed someone and need to hide the corpse. :P