|This is not a state we want to get to when|
we're with our children.
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
~ Francis Quarles
My father is, perhaps, one of the most patient men I have ever met. And he's also one of the most sensitive. When I was younger he would experience things I did as hurtful or insulting, but would keep it to himself. Then, after a seemingly insignificant last straw would occur, he would explode. As a child, there was nothing quite so confusing as this. I was unable to connect his anger to a cause that made sense and the intensity of his anger seemed so disproportionate to the offense.