You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You’re running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
Only Friend - Valley Maker
Yes I Know I've Loved This World (449)
Valley Maker - “Only Friend”
I see your colors and they glow,
I see your colors and I know
I just want to stand close.
I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.
— The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)