Chaos. Remember what I wrote about chaos? And spontaneous order?
You ever see people walk by? It could be anywhere. It could be anytime.
Most of the time it is not significant to your existence.
For some of us, it files right on up to us.
It did to me today.
Part of my spontaneous order was to approach a stranger trespassing, approaching me, and reaching into his coat pocket.
I was responsible for the safety of others.
So what do you think I did?
I might tell you sometime. I might not.
I have been in similar situations countless times.
I moved toward the man. I watched his hands. If he had drawn a weapon, I would have had a split second to determine my response.
It would have been worse for him.
He was grabbing a pen. He was insane. I didn’t have to hurt him. I didn’t.
I still watched him closely though.
I may have had to hurt him later.
I got him to leave the property….
I didn’t lay a hand in him.