Almost everyone I know is hiding a tortured soul behind a large smile. Everyone is pretending. I am too.
The truth is we are all fleeing. Some of us are running from our spouses/partners. Some are running to what looks from a distance as greener pastures. Some are running from the past. Some are running to the future. Some use lies. Some hide truths. Some think they can fool. Some are fools.
Human beings are ingenious when it comes to running. We rarely use our two feet. I think we think it is too primitive. Instead, we concoct complicated plans, use sophisticated speech and apply twisted shady means.
But when all is said and done, we must admit that it is impossible to run from our tortured souls.
And that's a good thing. Because at the end of the day, our tortured souls are our homes. And there is no place like home.