Tuesday, October 12, 2010

forgiveness

Everyone deserves to be forgiven.

What characterises the human race more, Karla once asked me, cruelty, or the capacity to feel shame for it? I thought the question acutely clever then, when I first heard it, but I'm lonelier and wiser now, and I know it isn't cruelty or shame that characterises the human race. It's forgiveness that makes us what we are. Without forgiveness, our species would've annihilated itself in endless retributions.
Shantaram


One of my last MORNING GLORY blooms...the vines are dead. I found it curious that the bloom was so beautiful when the vine was dead.


2 comments:

city girl said...

I completely agree. People make mistakes, but it's how we all deal with them that matters.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I wish I were better at forgiving people. I hold grudges far too long to be healthy. Just when I think I am doing so much better at it, it rears its ugly head and slaps me in the face.

Thanks so much for your visit, city girl. I adore your blog. *hUgS*