Sometimes, even a pacifist has to know how to fight fire with fire. It’s been an emotional weekend: everything from hopelessness and despair to learning when and how to speak most effectively. I gave as good as I got and eventually everything worked out. I’m going to have to remember how I did this for the next time conflict comes up!
We were really busy today. We finally broke $1000 for the day. We had a Tour de Marval bike race this morning and a nacho party this afternoon. We also had five train runs (three were scheduled). It was crazy busy with bike and golf rentals, ceramics and sand art, tie-dyed T-shirts, and more. So to have a resolution of sorts to the conflicts that have been going on all weekend on a day like today was a boon. I have learned to be less trusting, but I came out a little stronger I think. Tough lesson to have to learn, but probably not an altogether bad one.
I should probably mention that Mark wasn’t the one the conflict was with. It was difficult for him to watch me go through this, but I think he learned something from it too.