17. Lifting Spirits
“I owe my sister an apology,” Gerry said. “She knew early on that our parents were messed up. I was always on their side when they made fun of her for saying so.”
“Did you know something was wrong?” I asked.
“Like I said, not until my teens. But after I knew, I kept agreeing with my folks, pretending my sister was wrong. It was just easier. I know sometimes she questioned her own sanity, wondering if they were right, they were normal and she was off. I let her down.”
“You were a kid. Hey, an apology from you now might just lift her spirits.”
Gerry smiled. “God, I’d be grateful if it did.”
Today I’ll be grateful if I can lift someone’s spirits, especially someone I’ve let down.
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