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Indeed. I am repeatedly amazed at how simply and routinely awful we humans can be to one another. I am also repeatedly amazed at how wonderful we can be.

Forgiveness is a hard path. Both the giving and receiving of it. I've been on both sides, both are pretty wrenching. That whole things about forgiveness creating something more can be true. Or it can be hollow.

And sometimes, when someone refuses to stop causing harm, forgiveness is allowing yourself to step out of the way and accept that you can't stop everything. Sometimes you can only live through it and find out what living through it makes of you.

ThyPeace, was noticing today how few things really scare her anymore. A result of accepting that I can't stop everything, and must still live a right life even when there's a threat so severe that the lawyers just nodded when I said I had a gun to my head.
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