Have you ever been in love?

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.” 

-Neil Gaiman

p.s. I just had to share this one..

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8 comments on “Have you ever been in love?

  1. Well the image sure goes along with the post. Such a long bench too.

  2. I am betwixt about this post – it seems from Neil that love only hurts, invades and destroys, what about the happiness, the joy the pleasure of love? This is very apt if one has been hurt by being in love…but there is so much more to it when you haven’t been. I agree with Amber, right pic for the post RG. 🙂

  3. sakuraandme says:

    Oh no! I must hug you!! Love is beautiful and completely blinding until it’s too late! But, we should always keep loving, what are we without it! Hugs Paula xx

  4. One of my fave quotes x

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