“The body apologizes to the soul for its errors, and the soul asks forgiveness for squatting in the body without invitation.”
– from Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Here I am again, alone with my thoughts and needing forgiveness. If I was religious, then perhaps I’d have all kinds of magic beliefs to fall back on. And then I’d have my answers. But all I have now are questions.
So I was reading and I came upon that little paragraph and I liked it. I have always been interested in the body and inadvertently, the soul. My childhood was marked with questions about this soul. I was supposed to believe I had one and perhaps I still do. Perhaps I believe this so strongly, that I rarely think of it and take it for granted. But I am digressing. I am particularily interested in the idea of forgiveness. What does forgiveness achieve?
The popular notion that forgiveness brings some kind of release is debatable. I demand forgiveness from myself and everyone whenever I feel I have erred. It’s from habit. But habit formed from what? What have I learned that caused this habit to develop? It is disgusting, this groveling and begging. Ofcourse it charms some people but even then, I must get to the bottom of this.
On another note, there is much wickedness abroad. Besides my latest bout of food-poisoning, there was an explosion. As usual.
|Powerful explosion heard in Islamabad|
| Updated at: 2224 PST, Wednesday, April 07, 2010
ISLAMABAD: A powerful explosion has happened at Sector F-7 near Girls College in Islamabad, Geo reported Wednesday.
According to reports, the explosion took place in a car.
However, no causality was reported in the incident, DIG Police said.