Love

17 Jun

Thank you all so much for the wonderful response to my post yesterday.

Last night, Sir and i went out for dinner.  i told Him about my secret anxiety, and we talked a little bit about it then, and a little more this morning.  

He said, “All the paths you’ve been down, they brought you to me.   So everything has happened exactly as it needed to.  Just like all the paths I’ve been down, brought me to you.  It is all as it should be.”

And of course that’s right.

“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 it to no one, not even 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. To love is to be vulnerable.” 

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

20 Responses to “Love”

  1. sin June 17, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    This quote is so true. It’s a lesson I am relearning recently.

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:37 am #

      That’s cool, Sin, i’m glad it resonated with you.

      aisha

  2. alice June 17, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Hi aisha,
    I love what your Sir said about the paths that brought you two together.
    Your quote made me think about the fact that the older I get the more I come to realise that leaning is not always about avoiding painful experiences, but being more receptive to what they can teach us.

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:39 am #

      Hi, Alice,

      Isn’t that the truth ~ being receptive to whatever the feeling is rather than trying to avoid it is so powerful.

      Thank you.

      aisha

  3. Jz June 17, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    And I don’t know about you, but when I look at my past as the path that brought me to the present, it makes it all much more OK…

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:39 am #

      Hey, Jz,

      Yeah, it sure does! Glad that works for you too.

      yY,

      aisha

  4. Kitty the Submissive Wife June 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    That is very similar to something H said in his speech at our wedding – sounds like a good guy.

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:40 am #

      Hi, Kitty,

      O, cool!

      Yeah, he is a good guy. 🙂

      hugs,

      aisha

  5. vanillamom June 17, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    🙂

    how can any comment here top what He said to you?

    nilla

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:40 am #

      Thanks, ‘Nilla! Yeah, good point.

      🙂

      aisha

  6. smilingsoul June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    So wise, is your Sir. You are very lucky.

    smilingsoul

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:41 am #

      Thank you, Smilingsoul,

      He is wise, and i am lucky. 🙂

      aisha

  7. Emen June 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    He sounds worth the risk to me.

    Commented on previous post and didn’t say Hi, new to commenting here.

    Hi! New to commenting here!

    🙂

    Best of luck.

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:42 am #

      Hi, Emen,

      Laughing… welcome to blogworld!

      Yeah, i think He’s worth taking a chance on…

      Thanks for commenting. 🙂

      aisha

  8. Wordwytch June 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Spot on! Love the quote too. Reminds me of what I try to do when I get something new or pretty. Use it! Wear it! Love it! Share it! Otherwise, we haven’t gotten it for us, but for some grandchild or great grandchild who will find it in a drawer wrapped in tissue paper.

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:45 am #

      Hi, Wordwytch,

      Good point ~ there’s not much point in leaving those treasures stored away. Thanks for the reminder!

      hugs,

      aisha

      • Wordwytch June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

        You’re welcome. 🙂 I work on that reminder every day.

  9. striving for peace June 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    oh – just lovely
    and really — can you imagine in the past being able to talk so openly about your concerns without fear or rejection

    perhaps that’s part of what will make this work

    much love to you both

    sfp

    • aisha June 19, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      Hi, Sfp,

      O, good point, about being able to talk to him without fear. Yeah, that’s really, really true.

      Thanks, Sis.

      love,

      aisha

  10. Ally June 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    LOVE the quote and it is really something that I need to remember. And for some reason it reminds me of a line from a song I like “love isn’t love, til you give it away”

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