Sorry is not a phrase uttered. We ‘communicate’.
Some of the most hurtful eviscerating words can be can be flung like shrapnel, blood pooling on the floor, the soul tattered. Sorry is never said.
The wounded continues their respective day with arterial blood hemorrhaging, leaving the victim listless. Their day in ruins about their feet.
An email with a token or a phone call with an offer appears. A choice has to be made. Accept the gesture or ignore.
To accept the proffered gesture is to accept the unspoken apology.
Ignore the gesture, the onus of difficulty, intractability, over-sensitivity are the labels tattooed for all to see. Damned either way.
The wrong has been transferred because the perpetrator has communicated. The victim left holding the bag, bleeding to death.