I don’t know how much more I can keep it all inside until they eventually explode. Because I don’t know any other way but to stay shut. Stay shut and push people away in a way to protect myself, from being hurt, from seeming vulnerable. I don’t know any other way.
“Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.”—Sigmund Freud (via styleandsubstance)