The Illustration Friday prompt is wilderness, a wonderfully inspiring prompt. I'm putting in a bit a hand-wringing below – if you came for the illustration, no need to read it.
I'm a reactive person by nature, something I had been feeling I was making progress with. Recently there was some very odd spam-like stuff going on with numerous links to one blog appearing after the comments section (no, you won't see it now, I've removed them). I got very pumped up and left some outraged comments (a moderated comment blog). The administrator was slow to respond and it happened several times. Turns out that it was probably one of those google things and I was (virtually) yelling at some poor innocent soul. Anyway, the connection to the drawing is simply that there's always something primitive most of us try to protect and defend, sometimes inappropriately...or maybe it's the forest and the trees. Has anyone else had this particular (google induced?) experience? Not about the losing your temper part, I mean a huge stream of links in the comment section.
Feedback from readers on the multiple links:
According to Tony and Subby, the problem was caused by a virus contained in a widget of the blog leaving the comments on mine. Apparently many blogger widgets have embedded viruses. In Tony's case, his was the offending blog, but it only happened once. Time to give my tech expert a call...and the tech expert says, essentially no worries - Thanks, Terry.