In my mind, the concept of forgiveness really allows the person basically to say, I’ve done everything that I can to repair this relationship, but there’s no way to do it. This person is just going to be painfully abusive to me, and so I’m going to learn to call it a day. Now, if you call that forgiveness, I would say that’s a reasonable outcome. But to say that everything can be repaired, and everything can be fixed and forgiven, is just not reasonable given the facts.
– Richard Friedman
Seven years ago, we each took a chance; funny how two paths can cross without effort. Neither of us knew what lied ahead but there have never been regrets. You are just as much of a gentleman and sweetheart as the first day we met. Through terrible bouts of physical health, personal pain, and everything in-between, we pressed on. As a team, we are unstoppable.
“Being stuck doing the same thing over and over because you cannot do anything else is its own tragedy.”
“I know we can’t all stay here forever. So I want to write my words on the face of today and they’ll paint it.”
– Shannon Hoon
Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and
changing everything carefully
-E. E. Cummings
“Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.”
“People don’t get to dictate what they want from me.”
Tell them all she won’t be back,
‘Cause she needed a change.
Turned away from her fears,
She’s been falling down.