Today, I felt like I let down a friend. The details are unimportant; what is important are the emotions involved. Mine, theirs… mostly theirs. But their emotions I can’t be sure of.
I suspect they weren’t as wounded as I felt they should have been. If the tables had been turned, it wouldn’t have been something that I would feel particularly let down by. Maybe a little disappointed. But nothing I couldn’t get over in about a minute.
But it was hours ago, and still, I worry. I worry that this person protected my feelings by hiding theirs.
Am I worried because they were let down? Or because I showed a human flaw?