What it means to forgive yourself.
It doesn’t have to be about who’s right and who’s wrong.
Skeptics called her hoodoo woman, witch, rootworker, conjurer, but the women knew her.
Ways to accept an apology—if and when you’re ready.
How do you forgive yourself for all the things you have not become?
And we talk with our hands.
On confession, forgiveness, and absolution—all the big ideas.
Feeling like something is missing.
Start by saying these magic words: “It’s no big deal.”
Or: How I Learned the Difference Between an Apology and Making a Public Showing of How Bad I Feel.
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