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Sunday, 22 January 2012

131/365 - An Understanding Ear (Stephen King)

“The most Important Things are the Hardest to say. 

They are the things you get Ashamed of, 
because words Diminish them -- 
Words Shrink things that seemed Limitless 
when they were in your head 
to no more than living size when they're brought out. 

But it's more than that, isn't it? 

The most Important Things 
lie too close to wherever your Secret Heart is buried, 
like Landmarks
to a Treasure your Enemies would love to steal away. 

And you may make Revelations 
that cost you dearly 
only to have people look at you in a funny way, 
not understanding what you've said at all, 
or why you thought it was so important 
that you almost cried while you were saying it. 

That's the worst, I think. 

When the Secret stays Locked within
not for want of a Tellar 
but for want of an Understanding Ear.” 

- Stephen King 
(Different Seasons)

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