When I flinch away from touch, please know, it’s not because I’m scared of you, but because it’s now a force of habit, someone’s hands were once not as gentle as yours are now. When I ask you not to yell at me, when you’ve barely even begun to raise your voice, please know it’s because someone’s words cut me so deep, that my ears have yet to stop bleeding. And when I ask you not to leave, darling, please know it’s not that I don’t trust you, but I had mistakingly trusted someone in the past.


The Pentagon Papers (2003) || James Spader portraying  Daniel Ellsberg