I’m reading The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris in which the main characters are witches. The child in particular fears “The Kindly Ones”. These are normal people who mean well and smother with their kindness. they reach out with kindness until our characters have to flee with the wind before the Kindly ones’ interference becomes too great.
How I sometimes wish I could flee from the kindly ones. they’re everywhere. They mean oh so well but most of the time they haven’t got a clue! they have their own agenda and those of us who don’t fit into that agenda have to be treated with so much kindness to make us realise how we really should conform. if we can’t conform we are to be pitied, so kindly.