Don’t Say Nothin’

“Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong.” – Chuck Palahniuk, from Invisible Monsters.

There are times, publicly and privately, when I’ve chosen to censor the fact that I’m not OK. Even if I’m feeling less than stellar, what I’m living and breathing won’t be minimized by a careless remark. I sometimes censor the truth so I don’t have to take the risk of being crushed if I’m judged for being honest or if someone doesn’t have the time to lend an ear.

It is easier. Sometimes.

“How are you today?” “Good, good.” (“Bleh. I need a hug.”)