"Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on." I've always loved this Led Zeppelin lyric.
Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
It is in all of us to defy expectations and to go to the world and to be brave...to want, to need, to hunger for adventures...