Saturday, May 20, 2006

WANTED: AN UNDERSTANDING EAR

The most important things in life are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that isn't it? The most important things lie close to where your heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secrets stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear....

( from the novella The Body of the book Different Seasons by Stephen King )


" This really holds true to me... It's difficult to to talk to someone about what's really on your mind or how you really feel. You want to talk to them about your fuck up life and the pain that you've been carrying, but you just can't. You are afraid that they might think that you're crazy or weird or you just made it up. Or the worst thing that could happen, they shun away from you... Now that sucks!!! "