They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say actions speak louder than words. Whoever “they” are, they say all kinds of bullshit.
I have a wall around my soul that not many people get beyond. I also have an inner wall that sometimes I can’t get beyond. It is a defense mechanism. We all tell ourselves what we need to hear, at least some of the time. Usually I am brutally honest with myself, but if I try hard enough, I can fool myself.
When I met Bridget, I fell for her in a way I have never fallen before. I loved her. She was beautiful and smart and funny – and, miracle!, she was into me, too. And then, out of the blue, she dumped me. It happened at a time when lots of other big things were happening and so I ran behind that inner wall and didn’t come back out for three years.