Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Safe Investment

“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to 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.” — C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

We just finished Till We Have Faces.
I contacted Dr. Don King at Montreat College on this book. He is
working on a manuscript to publish Joy Davidman's letters this summer.
Isn't that interesting!