The Human Parts Open Thread: Apologize to Yourself
Human Parts

Hey… so I want to say sorry, but I am concerned it will come off as insincere.

I’m sorry I’ve told you to grip things so tight. That if you unclench your fists you might lose everything. I’ve misled you to believe that ancient pain is a worthwhile souvenir and your writing is best kept hidden and illegible.

I’m sorry, but I also want to follow all of these with ‘but…’ so obviously, I’m not that sorry.

I am sorry for ripping your nails, having that extra drink, for shaming you for things you enjoy.

I’m sorry for being a better friend to others than to you.

I’ve heard you say it before, “don’t just apologize for the sake of it,” but I want you to know that I’m working on it. And I hope you’ll try to be patient with me along the way. But really, sometimes, you’re just going to have to tell me to shut the hell up. : )

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