February 14, 2013
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will 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 an animal. Wrap it carefully round with your 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, quoted in In Pursuit of Love: Catholic Morality and Human Sexuality by Vincent Genovesi
I love this reminder to keep my heart soft, vulnerable and open. Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 15, 2010
The start of the 2010 Chinese New Year was yesterday, February 14th. I like the stamps that were issued to commemorate this spring festival. And with our balmy winter this year in Seattle, we can see actual daffodils blooming already in some places.