Every now and then when my mind wanders I remember things I did that I deeply regret. Things you carry with you your whole life that make you feel like a real asshole.
I was almost reduced to tears with a memory last week. I’m not sure why I feel like confessing my sins but here goes.
When I was 6 and living in
He had a parka that had a funny smell. Everything about him was wrong to us. His mother did everything she could to get us to include him in our games. We were total angels around her.
He lost his hearing aid and she offered a reward for its return. Man we turned
I don’t know why kids are so cruel. We were on a hill watching him walk across an empty lot. We threw rocks at him. I’ll never forget the look in his eyes, the terror and disbelief, the betrayal. I was one of the kids that was nicer to him.
When I think of him I remember a really sweet kid who seemed to love everyone. I hope he’s okay and happy.
I have to recognize a basic ugliness inside of us that we have to overcome. Maybe it’s just me.
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