"When the weeping key - the crying question - stains our personas, we cannot any longer hide our travails. We can say what we like, present the most smiling facade, but once we have seen the shocking truth of the killing room, we can no longer pretend it does not exist. And seeing the truth causes us to bleed energy even more. It is painful; it is artery cutting. We must try to immediately correct this terrible state."
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
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~Robert Mapplethorpe, NYC, Leee Black Childers (1969)