Forgiveness is a powerful
Not only to make the
other person feel good, but to heal you. You need to forgive her, Mer. Forgive her for not being Derek.
For being the wrong Shepherd. Just enough to remind
you of what’s missing,
but not enough to bring him back.
When we strike that match, we like to think we can control the burn. We like to think we have any control at all.
But fire is wildly difficult to contain. And just when you think you’ve extinguished the blaze;
it reignites. It sucks in air, and it burns hotter and brighter than ever.
It’s like a low buzz in the background. And sometimes you don’t even notice it, and sometimes it’s loud and annoying. And sometimes it can get dangerous. And sometimes it is ridiculous, like right now.