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Something had been haunting me, an old hurt, an old rebuff. I wanted to bring it up but it felt a little like bad timing. I wanted to stay on the good side of my group, but still it smarted that I had been treated a little badly.
So, okay, here's what the grace of an angel told me to do. I phoned the person whose face came up most often in my mind, when I thought of the Incident. I asked him for help on a slightly related area, a true thing that was also bugging me. (All right, I get bugged easily.)
And what do you know, he gave me some great advice. My heart melted like butter. It was like the irritating face in my mind was now replaced by his best self, his honorable self, the good fellow whom I could call on. And that old miffed thing went away.
Now I can chalk up the time I was ignored to something that doesn't matter, really. These things happen. You can't go through life without getting your heels clipped once in a while. Because it was confronted, but not directly, I didn't just pass on my bad feelings to him - it might not be right in every circumstance, but it worked for me!