This week a very casual action that I took quickly, without thinking about beforehand, hurt members of my family more than I can even fathom. Even now, a few days later, I am still stupefied by the fall-out from the seemingly simple act of throwing my uninformed opinion around on an issue I truly know next to nothing about.
I still do not yet know the extent of the hurt or the damage I may have caused. My apologies are falling on deaf ears and I can understand why my anguish and regret over the incident have no currency at the moment.
I can only fall back on my truth as I know it in my heart, and hope that in time, my family will remember this truth as well: that I would never knowingly hurt any one of them, all of whom have supported and loved and helped me all my life. That would be more than just biting the hand that feeds me... it is would be like cutting out my own heart.