My step-father was a tall, husky man, with an abnormally short pair of legs supporting a six-foot inch, a squre body frame and weighing about 250 pounds. He had a big head and a wide neck and his legs seemed out of proportion to the rest of his body. He had dark brown eyes and a short cropped hair and a number of wrinkles on his forehead.
Again, I say he had an huge, oversized head and neck so wide that his head seemed to be sitting directly on his shoulders. The only time I noticed his neck was during his fit of rage when his veins bulged out so far, I thought that they were going to burst.
The deep, leathery creases in his forehead hung down over his cold, dark chocolate-brown eyes in such a way that it would have been physically impossible for him to change his ferocious countenance and he had a wide, flattened, pudgy, scrunched up nose. His pudgy, flattened nose seemed perfectly suited to the rest of his sagging dog face.
He wore a permanent scowl. His mouth drooped so low that his sagging jowls scraped his collar.
He could absolutely terrorize me by simply looking at me straight in the eye and snarling. All I could see was a savage bulldog on the verge of attack. Even the short bristly hairs on his head stood at their ends when he barked out his house rules.
I feared this man the day I met him. To a child he was tall, big, ugly and scary. Fear can come in many forms and we should not just think fear is in the form of monsters only. Open your eyes and can you understand why so...