"You only get a little time between a cut and knowing how deep it is - If it’s just gonna leave you nicked or disfigured forever. All you can do is try to stretch out that moment for as long as you possibly can."
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.