Living a Double Life

By Peter Darcy | On May 25, 2016 | No Comments | In Truth

When you keep a secret from those closest to you, even with the best of motives, there is a danger that you will create a smaller life within your main life. The first secret will spin off other secrets that also must be kept, complicated webs of evasion that grow into elaborate architectures of repressed truths and subterfuge, until you discover that you must live two narratives at once. Because deception requires both bold lies and lies of omission, it stains the soul, muddies the conscience, blurs the vision, puts you at risk of headlong descent into greater darkness.

[Dean Koontz, The City: A Novel (Bantam Books: New York, 2014), p. 141.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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