There’s a lot of difference between delicate and fragile. For starters, delicate is beautiful. Like a flower you cradle softly in your hands so it won’t fall. Fragile, though, is ugly. Like a piece of glass, so vulnerable, so easily shattered into shards.
What happens when that glass breaks, then mars the flower with its sharp edges?
You see, that’s what I’m afraid of. Your delicateness.
I’m hurting you with my own vulnerability.