Too Late To Apologize

"I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue
And you say
Sorry like the Angel Heaven let me think was you,
But I'm afraid
It's too late to apologize, it's too late"
-Timbaland , Apologize. 

Five letters. 
One word. 

Let me begin with how I really got down to writing this post.
I have this habit of hunting down the lyrics of a song I really like so this time it was 'Apologize' by Timbland feat OneRepublic. Reading the lyrics I scrolled down and came across reviews from people around the world. They weren't much of reviews but lots of comments from people who were describing their love life and how apologizing could have set it all right. 
That really got me thinking. 
Its just a word. Sorry. How can this one little word cause so much of havoc in lives of people? 
I admit even I have been a target of this word. Even I have wanted an apology for god knows how may things.But this isn't why I'm writing this today. 
What really got to me is one line in the song 

You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around and say..
That it's too late to apologize, it's too late

Too late to apologize. When is someone really too late to apologize? 
What is that time when none of the sorries and remorse has its effect on the other person.
How does this even happen that the person who loved you the most just refuses to takes your apologies? 

I would like to think of this as analytically as possible. 
I, being an engineering student, would like to relate this with the famous 'Stress and Strain' curve. For all those non-engineers out there don't worry ,it wont go above your head because its all common sense. I'll give you a step-wise approach on this. I hope its lucid enough.
Step 1)For a certain time the stress produced will be proportional to the strain i.e. more the load will be applied more will be the strain. 
Step 2)Then there comes an elastic point where the stress remains constant no matter how much more load is applied. 
Step 3)And finally there comes the breaking point i.e. when the material cant withstand the load any more and breaks.
Relating this with humans is quite straight forward really.
1)You keep on tolerating whatever s**t a person has to offer. Initially, its a little less. But seeing that there isn't any resistance from the other side the s**t increases. 
No, its not late to apologize yet
2) At this point the you take it for granted and no matter what the other person says or does it has zero effect.This is our elastic limit.
No, not too late to apologize, but late enough.
3)Finally, there comes a time when you can't take it anymore.
This is the time when its really too late to apologize. And the breaking point is just one slip away. Just one minor little thing can blow it all off. 

This is the time when all the love that there was, all the tender feelings you shared they all just vanish. When you just can't take it any more and want to get away from everything nothing will stop you. Not the tears, not the pleadings and certainly not apologies.

I'm not saying this will be true for everyone out there. Maybe its a bunch of crap for some of you. But for me and people who can actually relate to some of the stuff in here might like to agree with me on this.

Yes the love does end...
When its too late to apologize.

PS.I really am sorry for bringing physics into this but for some reason I couldn't get it off my mind. They are uncannily related. 


  1. too good mahak.
    Such an awesome way to use some of our technical knowledge in something worth explaining.
    Really loved it. !!


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