There is so much of ourselves we hide from the world, insulated, sheltered, terrified of the harm we could bring upon ourselves.
We project our insecurities, we build entire lives around what other people see only to shed them behind closed doors.
That's when we think we're truly free, if only for a time.
"We must not look at goblin men, we must not buy their fruits;
Who knows upon what soil they fed their hungry thirsty roots?"