for•give•ness (fərˈgɪv nɪs) n.
1. the act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven; pardon.
2. willingness to forgive. Forgiveness
- Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures in water —Japanese proverb
- (God) pardons like a mother who kisses away the repentant tears of her child —Henry Ward Beecher
- Forgiving without forgetting is like loving without liking —Anon
- Overlooked as a favorite child’s failings —Anon
I tend to believe it is a frailty of humankind, even though it can be genuine. Those who know me personally, whom I have been absolved of guilt and which I've done so in return, they know these things were genuine and with meaning as well as great importance.
Yet, it is with solemn honesty that I do not forgive the world for it's ignorance, it's depravity, it's injustice, nor it's blindness. I live and breathe my hatred for this. It is my life, my breath, one day with which it will be my strangulation and my death. If it keeps me alive for the moment, I can certainly say that it has merit, that I am indeed alive. It must certainly count for something, right? My nurturing of this is my choice, should I deem it essential or necessary. I'd nurture fractured shards of glass until my fingers were shredded and bleeding, if it offered enough contentment despite it. It is my flaw and yet my choice, the flaw of those who should dare seek contentment and solace in an already chaotic world. I'll nurture what keeps me alive even if it does not fit society's feeble construct of a cookie cutter society. Why? because it suits me best..and fuck society anyways.