What a simple word.
Yet it can mean so much.
In the Japanese language one word can mean many things determined by who speaks it,
the voice inflection used.
And who the word is being spoken to.
I'm not one who says sorry easily.
It's not a word I take lightly.
When I am sorry, it’s usually for someone who is less fortunate than I.
Or someone who’s feeling pain for one reason or another.
Maybe they’re ill or have been injured, or simply out of sorts for one reason or another.
But when I'm most sorry is when I've either wronged someone through something I've said, or done, or forgotten to do.
While running the risk of insinuating that what I write in my blog is of any great interest to anyone.
Or assuming that because I don't post for several days, that anyone really cares.
I have to say that I'm sorry to those who check in on a regular basis to see if I've updated my blatherings.
I've just been exhausted lately.
I check my tracking reports and see that often times more people stop by when I don't post.
You have to understand that while I am flattered when people stop bye, and especially when those who do, find something that I have to say worth commenting on.
Traffic isn't what I’m all about.
This is more often then not just the mind dumping of a dad who's nerves are in pieces because one of the five most important people remaining in his life is far away, in a strange place, living amongst people who's greatest ambition in life is to kill him.
Rather than post, I've found I get a lot of comfort from reading the blogs of others who are in the same situation, and trying to offer my support and point of view thru commenting on their writing.
I've found several that inspire me.
The ones that truly move me are listed in my side bar in two categories.
The 1% Club, and,
Friends of the Family.
Neither is more or less important than the other.
They’re just different.
Both groups are equal to me.
The only difference is that I share a common bond with the 1%ers.
A bond that no-one need be envious of.
Several soldiers check this blog frequently.
Feel free to leave a comment of support for them.
Until they’re all home safe,
may god bless them and keep them from harm.