Note: This post is a continuation of the thought presented in my gossip post.
Pushing the boulder up the hill
Trying to recover from “concern” voiced behind one’s back, idle chatter, rumor and malicious lies is very much like trying to push a boulder to the top of a hill. It is endless, exhausting and almost surely impossible.
Ha! I saw this image, and was reminded of the old story of the endless job of rolling the boulder uphill. Then, I clicked the ‘larger image’ button and discovered that this drawing takes it a step further. There is someone above the stone pushing down. That is an even better illustration of what a person has to overcome when he or she is the object of gossip.
This drawing is by Barry Blitt. It appeared in