"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."
- C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Three Years Ago.
Me: Why do you push away those who love you the most?
Her: I do not know.
A Week Ago
Me: He adores you. Why do you push him away?
Her: Because I am scared.
Me: Scared of what?
Her: Scared that I am not the person he thinks I am. Scared thatI will be a burden and a hindrance from achieving his goals, ambitions, and dreams. Scared that he will have to give up something he loves because of me. Scared that I could die young and leave him confused, angry, and lonely.
Me: Have you discussed this with him?
Her: No. I am scared to.
"Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood."