Seeds IX, 21
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Seed: Apology V
The final step of true apology is indicating how a breach will be repaired. Here is where a lot of us get into Trouble, with a capital T.
To tell you the truth, I don’t always know how to repair a breach in a relationship. Repair, despite my own brilliant ideas, is really up to the other person. At the risk of politicizing Seeds, were the U.S. to leave Iraq completely today, I have no idea what repair would look like to the Iraqi people. Do you?
My sweetie and I had a kerfuffle this morning over wrapping a package. I don’t know what repairs looks like in this instance either, but I do know repair is necessary. Ask the other person, What would repair of this look like to you?
Look at repair with me for a minute. Re-pair. To come back into a pair once again. Of course. True apology realigns those who have felt separate. One of its OED definitions is the act of returning.
A true apology is ultimately an act of returning. Turning oneself and the situation from separation and back to connection. Now that’s an apology.
Dr. Susan Corso
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