Saturday, July 31, 2010

To Love

"To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything and your heart will be wrung and broken.  If you want to be 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 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


  1. I've never read that quote before. How lovely.

  2. Thank you Suzanne - it helps me put things into perspective...