I’ve allowed to myself to read too many disturbing things on the news today.
It’s one of those times where your co-worker is on her computer and exclaims “Oh my God!”.
You immediately start to read over her shoulder of something that happened to some poor child. The headline is bad enough, but you find yourself reading into the article. This time your protection mechanism fails and you read too far. You finally realize this when your eyes fill up or a chill goes down your spine.
You have read too much.
You turn away and think about it into the next day.