I learned I am okay to walk in the dark for a bit as it protects me from your brightness.. Sometimes I am just not ready or able to take it all in and bear it yet.
Have patience with me. It will come. Until then, I will come out of the shades now and again to get used to you and I will let myself be guided by your reflections: the moon and the stars.
But one day, one day I will shine as bright as you.