From "Are You Guys Brothers?"

Love Means Having to Say You’re Sorry

By Brian McNaught


    I apologize. I am so very sorry. I was wrong and it won’t ever happen again.

    Brenda Lee had it right. Ali McGraw had it wrong. Love DOES mean having to say you’re sorry.

     We saw the film The Reader yesterday and I complained the whole way home, “Why didn’t he tell her the truth and apologize. It ruined her life and his life too. I hate it when people won’t apologize.”

     “You hate injustice,” Ray said.

     I suppose that’s a big part of it. Maybe what Ali McGraw was telling Ryan O’Neill in Love Story is that when you love someone you don’t care about justice. But I don’t buy it….

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