It's the quiet lies that seduce. . . . A friend of mine, in the early stages of true addiction, referred to this habit as "tuning up the truth." . . . Without a strong attachment to the truth, I was without anchor.

To my great surprise, telling the truth, always and in painstaking detail, made me comfortable in my own skin, attuned to my own needs and wants, firmly tethered to my checkered past and hopeful about a future that would bring genuine strength and insight.

Nevada Barr, Seeking Enlightenment. . . Hat by Hat