Friday, January 7, 2011

How To Keep From Having A Broken Heart

--"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly 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."

-- C.S. Lewis

~*~This is likely my very favorite passage from Lewis's book, "The Four Loves" ~ What do you think - true, or no?~*~

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I like it. I haven't read The Four Loves, but that quote from it is rather inspiring.