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Doorframe Audit (part 15)

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Concealment makes the soul a swamp. Confession is how you drain it.

"Daring to step into oneself is the bravest, strangest, most natural, most terrifying thing a person can do…. Being willing to sacrifice a false life is the only way to live a true one…. I had spent my whole life trying to fit in, but it would take the rest of my life to realize that some men are just meant to stand out.

"…Few people would be open to the idea of men like me even existing, in any incarnation. Even the otherwise egalitarian would have no qualms about raising questions and casting doubt. Many could conceive of bisexuality only in the way it existed for most people willing to admit to it: as a transitory identity — a pit stop or a hiding place — and not a permanent one. Whatever the case, folks would never truly understand me, nor I them.

Charles M. Blow,  Up from Pain" NY Times 9/21/14 (via ellenkushner)