Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
It’s simple human nature to keep little secrets about ourselves. “I dye my hair.” “I watch internet pornography.” But what if your whole life is a secret? A lie. And exposing the truth could destroy everything you are. What do you do? Run?