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Teccam explains that there are two types of secrets. There are secrets of the mouth and secrets of the heart. Most secrets are secrets of the mouth. Gossip shared, small scandals whispered. These secrets long to be let loose upon the world. A secret of the mouth is like a stone in your boot. At first you're barely aware of it. Then it grows irritating, then intolerable. Secrets of the mouth grow larger the longer you keep them, swelling until they press against your lips. They fight to be let free.
Secrets of the heart are different. They are private and painful, and we went nothing more than to hide them from the world. They do not swell and press against the mouth. They live in the heart, and the longer they are kept the heavier they become.
Teccam claims it is better to have a mouthful of poison than a secret of the heart. Any fool will spit out poison, he says, but we hoard these painful treasures. We swallow hard against them every day, forcing them deep inside us. There they sit, growing heavier, festering. Given enough time they cannot help but crush the heart that holds them. Modern philosophers scorn Teccam, but they are vultures picking at the bones of a giant. Quibble all you like, Teccam understood the shape of the world.

I believe in many old world ideals and principles.

I am a writer, an artist, a teacher. a student. I am always learning.

I read a lot.

I sometimes forget how old I am. I am always going to be a child at heart.

My curiosity is going to get me in more trouble than I can handle one day.

Anything more you want to know, ask.
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