Both stoicism and a somewhat surly demeanor mask internal kindness and loveliness–a ferly worth understanding for some.
Ripostes should not be expected as focus holds on defense via standing guard more so than lunges into other’s spaces.
Turning on life requires sincere interest’s consequent warmth and believing that what resides inside is worth the effort–that outside my appear a bore, but inside is a artistic, ethical, inspirational frugivore.
If light lies underneath the attempts to shade and life lies underneath hardened exteriours, empathy and faith in grace chisel sgraffito, transforming that which is common and plenteous into that which is priceless in its ipseity. : )