I apologize for dropping off the earth. I planned to have all my posts done and ready for my vacation time, but my computer has a habit of deciding (randomly) whether it will start or not. As you might guess, the week before my vacation, it decided not to start. Best laid plans and all that.
I then decided to write my posts at work, but we were so busy I had no time. Nor did I feel like staying after to catch up.
So, I am sorry for missing so many posts and falling behind on my JSW prompts (and replies) as well as the Questions of the Day (and replies). Also reading and responding to the great posts I know I have missed from all you guys.
I will endeavor to catch up as quickly as possible.
How to know the last thing! To my Dad for asking to borrow some money (for the grocery store, but still) or to my son for eating his bagels. Actually, I don’t feel too bad about eating his bagels since he hasn’t paid me rent owed. No rent, I’ll eat his darn bagels as much as I like.
Apologies can be so many things. I can apologize when I actually make a mistake or do wrong. I can apologize when I feel sympathy for something in another’s life for which I have no responsibility. What I don’t need to do is apologize for something which is not my fault. I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your text or email or call immediately, but there is no law stating I have to jump when you contact me. I don’t feel the need to be accessible 24/7/365. Get used to it.
I am sorry there is hunger in the world, but I have no need to apologize for it. Much more practical to do something about it. Same with war or genocide or any of the other madness which affects our world. Not that I think I alone can do anything about the horrors of the world, but it just takes one person standing up for reason and peace to, maybe, start a movement which can change the world.
Sorry means you leave yourself open, to embrace or to ridicule or to revenge. Sorry is a question that begs forgiveness, because the metronome of a good heart won’t settle until things are set right and true. Sorry doesn’t take things back, but it pushes things forward. It bridges the gap. Sorry is a sacrament. It’s an offering. A gift.”
― Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones