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“Distractions only get us so far, poppet. These things you are hiding from – they have a way of catching up with us whether we want them to or not. And when they do, it will hurt – It will hurt more than anything you have ever felt, my dove. Your heart will rattle in its rib cage, threatening escape. You will feel as though the night may never end. The best thing to do is to just stop where you are, wherever you are. Breathe deep, open your arms wide and say: ‘I am not afraid’. Accept the pain as it is. Embrace it like an old lover, then learn to let it go before it hardens your heart. Only then can you move forward – only then can you grow.”