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  • I can count on one hand the people on this planet I trust, so being forthcoming with my feelings hasn't been the easiest over the past couple of years. I've learned to be very direct and open largely as a pressure valve, to say out loud in public the things I find difficult to say even to myself. To put those feelings somewhere tangible, if you like. So that I cannot deny them.

    Every once in a while, though it's very rare, someone connects with me and a casual conversation evolves into me opening myself up in a way I don't initially intend and I can find myself astonished at how much I reveal to them. People like that are a surprising gift. But I can still feel a bit shocked at my sudden candour afterwards, like I've stripped to my underwear and wonder if I've revealed too much!
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