Day 54: Being vulnerable

Tomorrow I’ll be starting a new miniseries in preparation for Valentine’s Day, but until then, in celebration of the words I have said today to various people, sharing some excellent ones by CS. Lewis

“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 of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

Shared this before but here’s the Zen Pencils version:

https://zenpencils.com/comic/103-c-s-lewis-to-love-at-all/

It’s a strange paradox but Joy comes from finding someoneto be vulnerable with.

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hopelessly quixhotic, against all odds.

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