this is what was sidewalk chalked onto the ground a little while ago on campus:
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Live 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... Lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness. but in that casket, safe, dark...it will change. It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To live is to be vulnerable."
I'm glad it just keeps coming back to that.