Martym,

A very powerful poem my friend, and you should know that so many of us have asked the same question over and over again.

I really don't know the answer. Do pedophiles "see" signs of an easy victim? Shyness perhaps? A kid needing attention and affection? Maybe they do.

But I don't think we were ever marked for abuse bro. Perps are creatures of opportunity, they strike where and when they can. Why you and me and not any of a thousand others? No particular reason, I think. The world isn't fair.

I talked about this in detail in that "Why Me?" thread I started awhile back, so I won't repeat all that here. I'll just say that's a big reason why at some point we have to get out of the past and into the present. Our answers aren't in the past, they are in the here and now.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)