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Friday, September 24, 2004

An apology (of sorts)

To the wonderful people around the world who inexplicably stop in here from time to time:

As Yom Kippur will begin in a few hours, I wanted to take a moment to ask your forgiveness. I'm not talking about the pro forma request that many of us mechanically repeat during the days before Yom Kippur... but rather a genuine plea for understanding and forgiveness.

I'm not perfect (far from it). I have a temper. I have frequent lapses in common sense. I often say things, and learn weeks (or even months) later how offensive they were. And, I often neglect to say things (thus the name of my journal) that desperately need saying.

For these, and so many other things... I hope you will forgive me.


To those of you around the world who want me to apologize for being a humiliator... an occupier... a thief of other people's land:

I wish you luck on your judgement day. Look to a Higher Power for an apology (and perhaps forgiveness) because I have nothing left to give.

G'mar Chatima Tova. May we all be inscribed in the book of life for another year... and if it's not to much to ask, perhaps it could also be a year of peace.

Posted by David Bogner on September 24, 2004 | Permalink


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You have it.

And as for the rest, any who would say those things... they need all the luck they can get.


Posted by: Lachlan | Sep 25, 2004 12:56:29 AM

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