Painter sat at the defendants table and announced with absolute certainty, "This is all your fault." And I wonder, "Which part is my fault?"
Until Chef pointed out the danger and threats inherent in the actions of the Flying Monkeys I didn't fully appreciate the violent intentions lurking beneath their deeds and stories. I do now.
My experiences over the last several years has shown me how often my ego and pride need to be satiated before I will forgive someone I have decided has failed me. Even then I'm not sure I am forgiving as much as waiting to be right again.