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.
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.