Why Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Jen's Kitchen

Why Sorry seems to be the hardest word

We all have problems admitting when we are wrong.  So sometimes Sorry is the hardest word. Often, it seems, the answer lies in how the person apologises. But what makes one apology acceptable and another one not? What makes it possible for some people to say they’re sorry and impossible for others? And what makes one person forgive and another hold a grudge forever? Bit Deep for a Tuesday? Sorry…

I’m a *bit* hot headed at times, but quickly calm down, a little deep breathing, a cup of tea, or some exercise does the trick- and am always willing to apologise. What gets me is when others DON’T feel the need to say sorry. But as my very wise mother in law use to say- not my monkey, not my circus.


So when this song came on recently, when I was having the ever present conversation with myself in my head about how someone was, to be honest, really upsetting me because they, I feel, had completely wronged me, I paused. Because Sorry is the hardest word.  And maybe they aren’t ready to apologise, or maybe they don’t feel they have to. So I need to move on. And listen to more music.

And while we are are on the Elton John theme…. one of my favourite albums of “his”, is

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. It’s is a tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.  And some of them are complete magic. My favourite? “Tonight” sung by George Michael, interestingly on the same album “Blue Moves” as the song in the blog title. It’s movingly hauntingly beautifully written and sung. And brings me to goosebumps every time I hear it. Maybe I should put “learn to play tonight on the piano” on my bucket list…





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