“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.” – C.S. Lewis
More than any other living being, the humanity is such that we are connected and bound to each other. To feel the need to care for and to love.
It isn’t easy to remain vulnerable. After loss, or heart-ache, or even excessive periods of discomfort (all of which will happen if living an open life), it may be tempting to shut off from the world.
And while some time away can be a refresher for a life stagnated, to do so permanently is to forego the gifts you’ve been given, and the chance to bring those gifts to the world.