Sunday, February 19

C.S.Lewis

It seems in the past month or so I've been finding many quotes that in one way or another touch my soul, hit my funny bone, or just resonate in my thoughts. Here is yet another one by C.S. Lewis.
"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."

4 comments:

*Heathluvsing* said...

Awesome! I miss you!

Breanne said...

this is very true...I find myself in this predicament and wonder why I am still single...perhaps because I will not allow myself to love or be loved. Once you let someone in, you can't protect yourself anymore. Which is better? And is this particular quotation from a certain book?

chrisatkins said...

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained". "It is truly better to have loved and los"t. I can attest to the fact that these two statements are true. I am a better person for having loved and lost. I hope that you have a wonderful time in Winnipeg. Say hi to Hazen and Sheila for me :)

Sween said...

C.S. Lewis is great. What the hell is that noise? It sounds like... someone playing tennis. I think it's coming from your site. IT IS Tennis! I thought I was going crazy. Thanks.