VULNERABILITY // To be fully known is both our heart’s desire and our deepest fear. Standing stripped and confessing our secrets, we finally learn what it means to die of exposure. Too often we are greeted with sharp words, flippant dismissal, a deafening silence. Our skin grows thick but blood flows from every pinprick. Lately I’ve come to understand the true risk of vulnerability, but despite the possibility of pain I still choose to believe in the existence of softness. Through vulnerability, I have found I am fully known and fully exposed but fully loved. Though I am often disappointed, I will never regret the opportunity for grace that rawness offers.