The Accused

While this is a movie – one in which one of my favorite actresses, Jodie Foster, won an Academy Award – it is not the movie I am referring to. Today, I am speaking about when perceptions and even words of others – even those that aren’t meant to be heard or read by the accused – are shared that have caused great pain.

What the heck am I talking about?

Well, suppose you found out that someone accused you of doing something that was totally off the mark. You stumbling across the accusation innocently, by mistake, and the spirit of the accusation rips you apart. It is so painful, for the most part, because it is so off the mark – so completely the opposite of the truth of the situation. You are first so shocked that you read the words again, sure that you’ve misread them the first time. But when you confirm the vile accusation, anger overcomes you.

I wish I could feel that anger right now, because it was much easier to bear than the pain and anguish I feel now.

I will not share the accusation or justify it by pointing out why it is so wrong. But let me just say this – if you are reading this, there is a chance that you are the accuser. And if you think you are, let me tell you, you are entirely wrong in your assessment of me. And my heart and spirit is entirely broken and……

I am done.

BTW, this has nothing to do with Deana’s siblings.

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