If you decide to love someone—
surrender your heart,
remove the guards and relinquish their shields.
You need to feel this thoroughly.
Love was never meant to be safe or measured,
Love irrationally; jump of a cliff without considering consequence.
Love specifically; pay attention to the smaller details of the bigger picture.
Love unconditionally, because there will be days when you don’t like her,
but the love must remain.
And in the event that love breaks you,
let it break.
Do not close yourself off,
or shut yourself down.
Your heart will be shaped and reshaped.
But in the end, it will still be yours.
As humans we are blessed with the skill of adaptation.
It’s kept us here for eons.
You will adapt.
by: Miles Carter
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