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Monday, 22 December 2014

I'm Sorry

Simple words. Loaded with meaning. Or not, I guess. Depends on the context. Being Canadian, I use them a lot for all matter of inane reasons. Bumping into someone. Cutting someone off when they're talking. Stepping forward in a line out of turn. But I also say I'm sorry when I feel bad about what I've done. And I wonder whether being sorry - even knowing I wouldn't change a thing - is really enough. Does saying I'm sorry actually help the other person who I'm sure I've hurt? Or does it just to make me feel less accountable for my actions? 

And on the fifth day of flashing, here is what I wrote: 

She watched him drive away and checked her gut for the kick that she hoped would be there.
It was getting worse each time. This lack of reaction. This lack of feeling.
She knew that instead of the emptiness inside of her, there should have been some kind of emotion. But the hollow place within her echoed with silence as the wind whipped her hair around.
She hunched into the coat he’d wrapped around her shoulders before he said goodbye.

“I’ll call you tomorrow,” he’d said and she’d nodded, forcing a smile.
She didn’t plan on seeing him again.

1 comment:

  1. In certain regions of the US the phrase is culturally ingrained. Not in Minnesota. In fact, I didn't even realize how often I said, "I'm sorry" until Minnesotans to exception to me saying it. Which is one of the weird (to me) culture clashes that I endured while living there. Sorry, Minnesota.

    Love your flash, the sense of unwinding a relationship. Just realized what you are doing--12 flashes for Christmas. Fun!