Our mothers and leaders have long given us (repeatedly) this good counsel and advice:
"Don't stick your nose into other people's business."
"If it doesn't concern you, it should not concern you."
On Sunday last, Tika learned about this the hard way:
She went dashing into the brush, nose first, and look what she found.............. no fun, that was for sure.
Whenever I am tempted to say something I really shouldn't, or go where I really shouldn't, or do something I really shouldn't, I will bring up this image of Tika's poor little "quilled" snout.
And I will learn from her unspoken words of counsel and advice.