Who You Are
Coming out of the closet can be used in such a different way thean the stereotypical saying. Here's what I imagine. Before coming out of the closet, one is used to the state of, well, a closet. It's dark,cluttered, and clothes are halfway off of the slippery plastic hangers, held up only by the other large amounts of clothes pressed against it. The broken lightbulb that prevents you from seeing the variety of outfits there is to choose from, is the only part of the closet protecting you from the anxiety of what the inside of the closet actually looks like. The unhappiness in hiding who you are. No matter who you are, everyone has a closet they have been hiding in, and everyone has a closet that they eventually get the courage to come out of. Think about it. It is the go-to hide and seek spot for EVERYONE as a kid. Try and tell me you havent hid in a closet at somepoint in your childhood, literally. It's the easiest way to win the game. I know from experience. You're able to hide behind your clothes, shoes, boxes, and that broken lightbulb, blocking anyone from seeing where you are. It takes true courage to leave the comfort of your own stuff, and walk out into a world where people judge, hate, and don't understand what the inside of your closet looks like. Coming out of the closet is learning to be comfortable with the person you really are.