The sharing of joy, whether
psychic, or intellectual, forms
a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for
understanding much of what is not shared between
them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
to that piece in each of us that refuses to be silent.
The oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.
You loved people and you came to depend on their being there. but people
died or changed or went away and it hurt too much. The
only way to avoid that pain was not to love
not to let anyone get too close or too important.
The secret of not being hurt like this again,
was never depending on anyone,
never needing, never loving.
It is the last dream of children, to be forever untouched.