but my very skin was off
do they know?
You can decide for yourself what this means, but to me it means that sometimes when you are vulnerable, the world isn’t changed for the worse and nothing is thrown out of its order. If I take my skin off and open up to someone else, dogs will still bark and wood will still creak. It’s not that people don’t care but rather that nature will keep moving forward and the world will not fall apart if we have to stop and feel pain. The world will not come crashing down around us if someone else sees us when we are vulnerable.