Thursday, November 24, 2005

C.S Lewis Just Told Me:

"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 save 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... Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained."

Thanks, Mr. Lewis, your insights are always encouraging and illuminating. No one can do it better than you.


shadow said...

Other than the Bible, that is. :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Yes, shadow, other than the Bible.


enn@j said...

In a full heart there is room for everything, in an empty heart there is room for nothing
- Antonia Porchia


Anonymous said...

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jacksons said...

Many times, Lewis told me things about myself and motivations, I had not been able to explain till then. He was truly a great analyst of existential realities.