Flash Fiction No. 28


To Be Sorry


It is a word of convenience to some. To others it is something but not enough. These words are meaningless. All words are meaningless without truth and conviction.

How do you tell somebody that you are sorry for their loss and let them know you mean it? They smile and thank you but their hearts are little affected by these worthless whispers of intent.

There is no way for you to help with these melancholy mumblings too often heard to mean nothing and only used to escape awkward situations. You cannot feel sorry, for being sorry equates to pity and pity is not interpreted as a well wish from a compassionate heart.

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