There’s always been a person in my life who is cruel to other people, vicious even, but kind to me. I know I’m not exceptional in this regard, there are people who have been cruel to me, but compassionate to the people they care about. This puts the person in the middle in a strange position – address the cruelty of one friend to another, or ignore the behavior. How long can the behavior be ignored and how far does it have to go till you react?
This isn’t speaking to any particular drama in my life right now, but the idea of this drama; the person who can be cruel, the unseen victim, the person in the middle.