Clear: (adj) transparent.
I will never be transparent.
There’s no need for me to mislead you with a promise by offering my definition on the subject.
I don’t want you to see through me. Honestly, I don’t think it’s any of your damn business. I don’t trust you enough.
I like you real well–you seem fun. But you’re not worthy of me sharing my feelings and then leaving them to your interpretation.
If you would accept it on face value, it would be fine.
But you won’t.
You’re like everybody else. You’re an amateur psychologist, counselor and theologian. You aren’t even aware that you’re still in the amateur category. It’s not your fault.
I’m the same way, too. I should caution people not to be too transparent around me.
So I believe there’s a definition for “clear” other than transparent: able to be understood.
You don’t need to comprehend why I’m occasionally fussy and touchy if I am willing to let you know that I sometimes suffer from delusions. I can make that clear.
If you love me, you can adapt and forgive me for such indiscretions without trying to know all the details or solve all my problems.
For instance, I don’t need politicians to be transparent. I just cannot tolerate it when they’re opaque, refusing to allow me a clear look at their motivations.
“Let me make something clear” is a great statement if it’s followed by a candid admission of strengths and weaknesses.
Please do not be offended.
I’m not always transparent with God.
Silly, don’t you think? Since, if there actually is a Divine Creator, He is omniscient, all-knowing.
I don’t care.
He’s just not gonna get the whole story from me.