“Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for themselves what are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him or her and how they will respond when someone steps outside those limits. They are built out of a mix of beliefs, opinions, attitudes, past experiences and social learning.”
– Wikipedia, the free (but highly unreliable yet so strikingly accurate at this moment) encyclopedia
I drew my lines in the sand with a sharp stick
So there’d be no confusion.
But the elements blew the sand
And washed the lines away.
So what now?