Do you know what the really big word is? I had it all wrong. Like most people, I suppose I used to think it was “love.” That’s the big one all right, and it’s quite an event when it comes along. But there’s an even bigger one. Trust. And more dangerous. Because that’s when you drop your defenses, lay yourself wide open, and if you’ve made a mistake, you’re in big, big trouble. And it hurts like hell.
-Elsa - Athol Fugard, fromThe Road to Mecca