In this episode, it shows the character Principal Skinner as a senior in high school, he is applying for a college and wants to be in the marching band. It had always been a long life dream for Skinner to lead the marching band. He waits and waits when finally one day he's out on the grass and his mom walks out with a letter from the college. He has his mom read it to him, and is devastated when he finds out, he was not accepted. 30 years later he finds the letter in his mom dresser only to find out he was accepted and his mom lied to him. In rage, he leaves his mom (which he lives with) and moves into the basement of the school he works at. After he thinks everything through and is done living in the school, he confronts his mom. She explains how she just didn't want to lose her little boy and he understands completely.
The Kiss of Forgiveness is, an abstract piece of art, it uses dramatic colors and features a man and woman just as the others in the “Uomo e Donna.” series. The people painted here have discomfort on their faces like they aren't sure if they want to be there or not. Their faces really bring out the story of the art though. The reds and oranges bring out the emotions of the couple, while the blues, greens, and purples show contrast. Everything in the painting has a meaning, even the indigo window. It symbolizes a metaphorical window in their minds, showing peace and unity even in the worst conflicts. It also works as a "resting area" for the eyes. This helps bring out the expressions on their faces.
I forgive you, by Antonio M Arce, it is obviously deep and truly came from someones aching heart. After you read it you have a feeling of sorrow and sorry deep down in your heart, because in some way you connect to what the author had to put down. You've had something happen to you, and reading this poem brought it back into your mind. Once you realize this you know that everyone has gone through something when they had to forgive, for themselves. It was like a sleeping giant inside their heart and they had to get it out, once and for all. They no longer wanted to live with the hurt the other person had given. It was a forgive; forget.
Forgiveness: The Keys into a Happier Future, written by Nancy Radford, is about the true meaning of forgiveness and some benefits of forgiving. Forgiveness is not something you just receive, you must earn complete trust and loyalty back to the person you've harmed mentally (or physically). In some situations, forgiveness can feel nearly impossible to give, but just as Nacy states in the article, forgiveness has its benefits. For example, Nancy explains the advantage of the one forgiving, getting more positive vibes back rather than the one being forgiven. "Numerous studies have found that the positive effects of forgiveness are for those who forgive rather than those who are forgiven." Although one can argue being forgiven is the most spectacular feeling, it could maybe be just a bit less than the person forgiving. Nacy also states steps toward forgiveness called, the REACH method, made by Everett Worthington, who studied forgiveness while getting over the death of his mother. The steps include 1. Recall the hurt 2. Empathize with the one who hurt you 3. Offer an Altruistic gift of forgiveness 4. Make the Commitment to forgive 5. Hold on to the forgiveness These steps could lead you to a peaceful forgiving life.
The book " The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " by Mark Hadden is about a 15-year-old autistic boy named Christopher, who, during a late night stroll, finds his neighbor's dog Wellington, dead in the lawn. It had been stabbed with a garden fork. After this horrifying incident, Christopher sets out to find the killer. In the chapter summary, I give you, it really shows how much Christopher has to forgive. He finds out that his father had lied to him about his mother dying. He told him a tale of his mother having a heart attack and died when really, she had an affair and moved to London with her new lover. Then his father lets out all the truth when he says " I killed Wellington Christopher." Christopher was heartbroken. All his work, looking for the murderer, spoiled by his father. Seeing he's autistic, he may have a harder time trying to understand and finally forgiving his father.
It is never easy to forgive, especially when you were cut so deep. The thing about forgiving others is, sometimes, you just don't want to do it. You may feel as if the person doesn't deserve your surrender, but what some people don't understand is, the longer you hold the grudge, the heavier it sits on yours and the other persons back. Constantly reminding you of ridiculous reasons you can't forgive this person, and what they did wrong. Then after so long, you might forgive them but, you'd also have to get their forgiveness, for holding on to something so long. Making their lives just a miserable as yours for the time being. As the quote states, only the strong are willing to forgive and only the strong have the will to admit their mistakes.