THE MOST SECRET HEART
from "The Body"
by Stephen King
most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things
you get ashamed of, because words diminish them --- words shrink things
that seem limitless when they were in your head, to no more than living
size when theyíre brought out.
But itís more than that, isnít it?
The most important things lie too close to where your secret heart is buried,
like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away.
And you make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look
at you in a funny way, not understanding what youíve said at all, or why
you thought it was so important that you almost cried when you were saying
it. Thatís the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked
within, not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.
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