Piece vs. Peace

Either one can make or break you

“Just give me a moment; I’m asking God to kill me.” Susan Delfino, Desperate Housewives

Sometimes just when we think that opening up and saying whatever’s on our minds and in our hearts could possibly make things better, it turns right back around and shoots us in the face. So we should know when we need to say our piece, or hold our peace. Because that determines how much deeper a grave we are digging for ourselves and how much we stand to lose from it, and it saves us a lot of unnecessary — “but healthy,” as Becca claims — mortification, humiliation, and heartache. And yet we never learn; we just keep stupidly and naïvely clinging to the belief that it’s best to say what needs to be said for everything to be all right.

No marks for guessing which one I tend to do.

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