It's so easy to judge people based on superficial facts that are shown to the world. But so many times, people don't wear their tragedy out in public. They put on a brave facade to hide what really goes on because they're ashamed or embarrassed or because they've reached out in the past and been ridiculed or worse, were called liars because no one wanted to believe the horror that makes up their lives. So you learn to pull inside yourself and to speak of it never. To smile even while you're choking on bitter tears.
- sherrilyn kenyon [link]