Thoughts are just thoughts, feelings are just feelings. Those uncomfortable experiences aren't directives to act. They aren't even real.
I long for the chance to show C what is under the armor. I long for the chance to explore what C and I could create together...but that life is dead.
132: Nepo's Elves
If you only see me because of what I've written, or because of what others have said, or because of what you think of my betrayal, you don't really see me.
You never have.
113: All that we are not
You cannot be vulnerable and safe. Vulnerability is (risk + uncertainty + emotional openness). By definition, safety is to be free of risk and uncertainty. They just cannot exist in the same spiritual space.