By trying to freeze everything in time maybe we're just tying clinging to the painful experiences of our youth without realizing it. If your house crumbles, it's too late to put up a facade; just get up, leave, and walk away. I need to remind myself to just get on with it. Whatever "it" may be. Let the house fall down, that's what happens with time. We just have to make sure we don't let it crush us.
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