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Food for thought.

February 12, 2013

“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully ’round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the castle or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

–C.S. Lewis.

Words to think on. I think, for the first time in a long time, I realized that my heart is not the only one that breaks, and humans’ hearts, likewise, aren’t the only ones that break. Every thing that has ever felt can feel heartbroken. In a way, that’s terribly and heart-wrenchingly sad, but at the same time, it’s extremely supportive, because that means that together, in our brokenness, we can stop hiding our hearts and maybe we can figure out, by putting the broken pieces together, we can figure out how to climb out of our own holes.

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  1. janeykate permalink
    February 13, 2013 7:37 am

    I like that. ‘To love is to be vunerable’…. I kind of think that it’s better never to have felt real love, because when it ends, the pain is nothing like you have ever felt before either.
    Jane x

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