See my feet?
Imagine them being at the centre of a circle two meters in diameter.
Intimate friends and family and may stand toe-to-toe with me, within the ring. They may reach for my hand, put an arm round my shoulder, and in greeting or for comfort, give me a hug.
Those in need are also welcomed in, if my presence may help.
Aquaintances and associates may place their heels several centimetres within the line, but not come too close without my willing agreement. Fake affection is not permitted.
Those who would do harm to me, my loved ones or even an innocent stranger, must stay away from my territory, lest I invade theirs with my tapping fingers.
Written for The Daily Post #Territory
©Jane Paterson Basil