Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Safe

I recently finished reading C.S. Lewis' book The Four Loves and this quote is the most amazing and astounding he ever pinned.

Of all arguments against love none makes so strong an appeal to my nature as “careful! This might lead you to suffering.” There is no safe investment. 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. They only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.

1 Comments:

Blogger Divided_Heart said...

I love, love, love this quote...it is so true...it is hard to be vulnerable and you get hurt so much...great quotes. I love the rose one I see it in Beth's stuff all the time. I'm thinking of starting a quote blog because I am getting quite a collection myself. Love ya!

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