“to love at all…

“to love at all is to be vulnerable. 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 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. to love is to be vulnerable.”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


One thought on ““to love at all…

  1. A beautiful quote Ana – I remember seeing the play made about Lewis’ life – and you could say the quote above was the journey of the play – ‘Surprised By Joy’ I saw this play twice, the first time when the terror of the pain of the inevitable loss of love because of death, if nothing else, overwhellmed me and I was unsure if the joy was worth the pain. But the play’s journey spoke most powerfully to me. The second time I saw it I realised I had said ‘Yes’

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