I have some friends that hate when people hide things. And I not only understand that, but I love that they feel that way. I love that they are so passionate about people being open and honest and real that they'd much rather hear bad news than see a smiling, dishonest face.
I've got to say, I'm not one of those people. I feel very strongly about being who you really are, being honest and sincere. But I feel equally strongly that your core does not belong to them. You do not belong to them. You belong to few. You belong to one. You belong to you. You belong to who you choose to share you with... and that is wildly beautiful to me. I like looking at a person I know somewhat, and knowing they are concealing things from me - beautiful things, sincere things, their things. I admire those people.
It makes it that much more wonderful when one of your few share one of those concealed pieces with you - maybe it's only for a moment, a timely secret, painful or happy, or maybe it's forever, a piece of them.
My world has grown so much smaller in the past few years. Less ears, less voices. In my old world, we used to always have to tell everything, to almost everyone, and everyone else would tell the rest anyways. Talking. Telling. Sharing. So little keeping.
I love the keeping.