so a roommate of mine made a purely innocent comment regarding mom and how her cooking was amazing. i can't for the life of me remember the exact words, and in reality the exact words don't matter. she doesn't know me that well yet and so i approached her and asked her to not make any more comments about mom. she apologized, but as she apologized she said that all she was trying to say was how family seders are the best, and this year will be the first time away from her mom, and she doesn't know how she'll get through. while i can certainly understand that, and to a point empathize, it still stung very much. because i've been at seders for the past twenty years without my mom. i just thought it was thoughtless. not maliciously thoughtless. not meant to wound, but simply caught up in her own world and oblivious to how the words still kept stinging.
i'm trying here. i really am. maybe i am just being overly sensitive lately. but it seems like there are issues at the moment.