In this day & age, blood does not make you family! The people that share your blood, are usually the ones to hurt you the most! I have my family that are full with the people that I became friends first!
I understand the simile of trouble melting like a lemon drop. Laughter falling like a lemon drop? The next time I trip I'm going to yell out, "Like a lemon drop, baby!") Meanwhile, would love this as a classroom poster.
Study me as much as you like, you will never know me. For I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself. Because I have chosen to dwell in a place you can't see - Rumi
"Come out of your shell" - That noxious expression that fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter wherever they go, and that some humans are just the same. - Susan Cain "Quiet" Introvert and INTJ