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No matter how you look at it, love is a powerful thing. It can inspire us to greater things, it fulfills our lives in ways that we could scarcely imagine without experiencing it firsthand.
Even so, taking the leap into love is risky. You never know for certain how long it will last or how it will end. I've been thinking about this a lot this week thanks to a story I'm writing.
What makes us take that leap? Will our risks make us believe in the beauty of love, or will we end up bitter? After all, nothing can both heal and wound as well as love can. Obviously, I'm happily married, so my risks worked out for me. Even so, I see how it goes the other way for some.
Anyway, while in the midst of these thoughts, I saw this quote, and I thought it offered a perspective of how much love can hurt when it goes awry.
This quote comes from The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones.
So, what are your thoughts? Why do we risk going after love when it can end in this kind of pain? What makes it worth that risk? Do you ever write characters who take this view on love?