my occasional musings on life, love, art, perfume ... what else is there?

5.31.2005

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away


"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

Today's fragrance: The Different Company's Jasmin de Nuit *thank you, NST* Unfortunately it just isn't me.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Laura said...

Ain't it the truth. Thank heavens when you reach the point where you can relax in the certainty of the love you have for spouse and children and parents and some friends--and in theirs for you.
xoxo,
L
M, where DO you get all these great images. You Wizard of Vis, you. Thanks for your Emerald City wishes ;D.

10:07 AM

 
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Beautiful and so goddamned true!

xoxo

10:56 AM

 
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I love C.S. Lewis!!
Only a heart that is put at risk, can ever reap the great rewards of living a full life!

xoxo
L

1:33 PM

 
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

**weeps**

3:57 PM

 
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Well, I am not sure about the animal part. My beloved Astro has my heart and for the better.
That is beautiful, in a sad, but poetic way.

BTW: thanks so much for checking to make sure the blog is operational. It works for me too now.
xox
b

4:59 PM

 
Blogger Jonniker said...

*sigh* How true that is.

6:25 PM

 

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