Posted on September 25, 2009 at 1:00pm
I was talking with a man recently who’d been caring for his dying father.
"I left him to take care of some personal business,” he said. "I knew I shouldn’t have gone because something inside told me not to go. But I didn’t listen. My father died while I was gone."
Regret. The word originates from Old French, regreter, ‘bewail (the dead),' feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity