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There is a reason shelled beings are so fascinating to beings who don’t have shells.
(Okay, there are many reasons. But this one seems to rather reliably top the list.)
When you have a shell right above your own head, you don’t have to worry about all kinds of things non-shelled beings have to deal with on a daily basis.
For instance, social anxiety. Bad hotels. Missing the last bus home. No cabs when you need one.
Ready to go home? All you have to do is sit down.
But as the bonafide homebody that you are, it can take some extra brave to decide to come out.
To belly up to the bar, so to speak. To stick your neck (and your head along with it) out. To come out and be in the world and mix and mingle and be seen and known and loved.
Coming out can feel like a pretty big deal….at least until you remember you are one of the lucky ones.
Because even when you decide to go out, you get to bring your home with you. Just in case.
Malti & her mama