“The fear goes far deeper than that, because that piece of our soul that we keep is the connection to what’s left out humanity. If you allow yourself to open up, even to the people you love the most, and that good part somehow becomes damaged, too? What then?”
“You have nothing”. he murmured.
“Exactly. You want to be able to open the gate, to let people in, but only the people you love, who you can trust not to hurt you. Then you close the gate tight when you go back into the world. But sometimes it gets too hard to keep opening and closing the gate. You run out of strength. ” – Karen Rose, alone in the dark
(When the words just hit you right!)