Defense

“To be vulnerable is death itself, isn’t it?   I mean, the whole world is striving to be hip and cool and well-defended.  It makes music have a lot of posturing, and not much real human spirit.  But a lot of posing and posturing. It’s typical of how we must present ourselves in order to be hip:   ‘Don’t mess with me because I’m well defended.’   You would never go, you know, like, ‘please be my friend, I’m not very well defended…’   You wouldn’t offer yourself forward, no. They’d eat you alive…”  ~Joni Mitchell (via)

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