“Geez,” my friend said, “can’t people just give each other a break?”
And that is it, exactly – no fancy practice, no earth shattering news that changes the world one person at a time. Just this old fashioned way of pointing out compassion is always ours to give, and rarely costs what we think. I found out yesterday, because I stunned myself and gave Nemesis a break. In the end, the fact it was Nemisis didn’t matter. I am the one who benefitted.
And the characters who insist on holding your feet to the fire, when whatever you meant to say or do isn’t what they wanted? Maybe just be willing. Give them a break when they need it. Maybe being willing is enough.