Lee posted about conflicts, and about forgiveness. this is a subject that i’ve been doing a lot of thinking about. and i think about not only the combatants, but the warring factions who have aligned themselves with one side or the other. i sense the uneasiness as these folks make their rounds in blogland, leaving comments here and there, including pointed yet vague references to the conflict, in case they need to deny meaning what they meant at a later date.
but it’s there. the unease in the oblique comments, the angry resentment in the words.
and this adds to the sadness of the original conflict, magnifies it; it increases exponentially every time people take sides with the warring factions. it’s not just the aggrivated parties that lose friends and associations, it’s everyone that sides with them, and they tell two friends, and so on, and so on.
i suppose it can’t be helped. i don’t know that we, as adults, can approach these blogwars with the innocence that Lee’s daughter and her friends approached their own childhood conflicts, say ‘that was yesterday’, and move on.
life’s short, folks. stubborn grudges hurt everyone they touch. releasing animosity and moving along in our lives is a good thing, and i’m not just a spokesperson for this beer here. let’s all have a big group hug, and forget the ugliness of the past. ok maybe the hug thing was the beer. but still.