Wrap them in wool
and soothing cotton.
Gently lift with supple fingers
and lay them on silken sheets.
Wrap them in safety
and guard every step.
Gently ensure the path is broad
and lay them down in luxuries lap.
Wrap them in self
and public acceptance.
Gently erode all sense and reasoning
and drop them at the cross of secular opinion.
Wrap them in irrelevance
and lay them bare at the mercy of the relevant.
“You will never find the real truth among people that are insecure or have egos to protect. Truth over time becomes either guarded or twisted as their perspective changes; it changes with the seasons of their shame, love, hope or pride.”
― Shannon L. Alder