Monthly Archives: October 2013

C.S. Lewis: To Love at All as Illustrated by Zen Pencils

The cartoon below actually reminded me of my boyfriend right now. I remember how I used to be so mean to him and not care how much he loves me. Now, ever since coming here to Louisiana, I appreciate him more. I can say I’m actually more in love with him and it even got me to thinking he might be the one. I actually wish he is.

Zen Pencils article also read –

‘The full version of this quote, taken from Lewis’s book, The Four Loves, reads:

“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. 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. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”’

103. C.S. LEWIS: To love at all