“It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what they fear most…”
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky from Crime and Punishment
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My grandfather was so afraid of the new word called Love.
He never told my father those words.
To this day, my father tells me every time we speak that he does indeed feel strongly for me.
Words can destroy a human heart as quickly as a bomb can level a city.