Monday, April 20, 2009

The only acceptable response

It's been almost 8 months (EIGHT MONTHS?!?!). And yet it still bothers me when someone says something that is almost dismissive of the fire. The only acceptable response if this is the first time we've talked to you since then is... "We were so sorry to hear about the fire." (Not necessarily verbatim.) Anything about our new house, new things, being safe, just makes us feel small and as though this wasn't a big deal (and considering the ONGOING pictures on the news, I disagree- but that is a different post). I have spoken to neighbors about this, and we all seem to be in agreement that you just can't understand if you haven't been there. So again... "We were so sorry to hear about the fire."

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