AKMA writes on forgiveness:
When I say, “Forgive me,” I mean something different from “Let’s pretend it never happened,” or “It doesn’t matter,” or “Just drop it.” “Forgiving” certainly doesn’t entail forgetting, or discounting; it may be the only way to take an offense with adequate seriousness. Forgiving entails recognizing a wrong, looking at it clearly and honestly, assessing responsibility for it, and resolving not to permit that wrong to determine our lives from thence forward.
I’m taking this to heart. I truly am.
Therefore AKMA, I forgive you for not blindly taking my side on the Bird vs. Lemur fight, and for disagreeing with me about realtime blogging when everyone knows that webloggers have cats. Or something.
Just don’t ever do it again.