Sometimes it’s hard to tell who to trust and who to throw to the lions. Catching someone in a lie once doesn’t mean that they’re always lying to you. Does it? And watching someone fall from a pedestal where we placed them doesn’t mean that they can’t be redeemed. So why is it that once trust has eroded it is so hard to return to its once perfect state of grace?
The problem is that once the trust is gone the echo of mistrust always hangs around. It taints even the most innocent of situations and conversations. It breathes the foul stench of misplaced curiosity into every situation.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell who to trust and who to throw to the lions. Should you trust your heart? Should you trust the memory of one mistake?
I guess the only answer is to wait it out. To hope for the best. To believe that people learn from their mistakes – even if you never do.