red and green leaves

Trespassing is an everyday occurrence which is in the very nature of action’s constant establishment of new relationships within a web of relations, and it needs forgiving, dismissing, in order to make it possible for life to go on by constantly releasing people from what they have done unknowingly. Only through this constant mutual release from what they do can people remain free agents, only by constant willingness to change their minds and start again can they be trusted with so great a power as that to begin something new.

In contrast to revenge, which is the natural reaction, forgiving can never be predicted.