CS Lewis: “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.”
The posters read:
At 4 years old, the abusers, one by one peed in my mouth and said, “Swallow it.”
At 16 years old, my foster brother’s friend said, “Don’t move. Don’t say anything.” then raped & sodomized me.
At 31 years old, my husband, after I said NO, said
“I don’t care”
and raped me.
Photographed in Buffalo, NY on October 25th.
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Heartbreaking. Her face says it all.
‘I want to ask your advice, Mama. There was this boy I met in summer school. He said he might write but he never has. I want to know would it look forward if I sent him a Christmas card?’
‘Forward? Nonsense! Send the card if you feel like it. I hate all those flirty-birty games that women make up. Life’s too short. If you ever find a man you love, don’t waste time hanging your head and simpering. Go right up to him and say, “I love you. How about getting married?” That is,’ she added hastily with an aprehensive look at her daughter, ‘when you’re old enough to know your own mind.’"
My dear friend AJ performing his original song “And Sing”
“When I said that I love you, I meant that I love you forever,”