“To love at all is to be vulnerable.”

I am fan of comics, you know that. A recent strip I came across is Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung. The premise is simple, he takes inspiring quotes and draws a comic to go with them. A few days ago I came across this very appropriate and apt Lewis quote from The Four Loves. I think it goes well with my earlier comments about the need to keep dreaming, keep loving, and keep living.

“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


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