My short story I chose was Goin Fishing. My theme is "Giving Forgiveness is all it takes, even through dark times".
This song is about the person being to late to say sorry for it's actions and regretting it. I put this in because Lionel hasn't forgave Neal In 3 years! Yet it was not too late to forgive him. Elaine said time is running out and he took his chances even though it might of been too late.
Lionel is carrying some huge burdens on his plate right now and he won't let them go. Yes his family died but it has been 3 years and he hasn't really moved on. Forgiving Neal is a good way to life some of those burdens off his shoulders.
These song lyrics are saying that he said sorry yet he went against his back and did it again. But it's too late to say sorry, too many chances. Neal never meant to kill Lionel's family yet he did but not intentionally. But it's never too late to say sorry.
Even though Neal killed Lionel's family in the past, Lionel dosen't need to take it on in the future. We learn from our past to make the future better. We forget and forgive people in the past to make the future easier.
This matches my theme because Lionel is in a deep battle right now with life. He lost his family and one of his friends. He deserves peace and hapiness but also Neal deserves it to.