I can’t stop going over this again and again and again….
“Because we often can’t tell which people, places, and situations are safe, so it’s best to just avoid risking it, and to hide our most valued things, our most intimate selves, out of sight.
The trouble is, this is unsustainable. Because like any other human being we long for connection, and so eventually we’ll do it again and take a risk. Like Charlie Brown agreeing to kick the football … we always will end up trying again, one more time yet again, to let ourselves be seen and hope that this time people won’t pull the football away, and let us fall flat on our backs, and laugh.”