Friday, January 9, 2009


“to love at all is to be vulnerable
love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken
if you want to make sure of keeping it intact,
 you must give your heart to no one, 
not even to an animal. 
wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; 
avoid all entanglements; 
lock it up safe in the casket 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
the alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy is damnation. 
the only place outside heaven
 where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.”
w.ords o.f w.isdom 
from c.s.lewis

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