I like to give them, but I don't like to take them. Chances, that is. But the line between taking and giving has become blurred lately; they seem to overlap and blend so that I can no longer tell which is which.
And that is giving me fits.
I wish I had an easy way to resolve this dilemma; I wish I could pull a bon mot out of the air and make it amusing. I can't. In order to give a chance to someone who needs one, it seems that I must take a very big chance. One that I'm not prepared to take; one that I'm very afraid to take.
But the alternative is staggering.