“It brings out in me the most profound feelings of anxiety and exasperation. I was not raised to subtlety.
Why do people have to make such fuss about something so simple?
I say, “Talk to me. Tell me who you are, what you want, what you’ve never had, the story you’ve always been afraid to tell.””
“Two or Three Things I Know for Sure” by Dorothy Allison
“Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that no one is as hard as my uncles had to pretend to be.”