It takes courage to love. Because, always, someone loses the other. Someone walks away, someone dies. And I’m not sure which is the lucky one? Is it worth the risk of pain to love?
I’d say, yes, it’s worth all the risk of pain in the world. To have never known love, so lonely, so empty. Safe? Yes. Full? No.
If I had a chance, again, to love and to lose, I’d choose love.
I’d choose to love, then try to live again, try to push through the pain of loss.
What would you do?
© Janet Mitchell, December 2011.