Love is a Many Splintered Thing


"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." 

        – Neil Gaiman

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One Response to Love is a Many Splintered Thing

  1. Mikey's says:

    Dude, I feel your pain, but I disagree…its not love that hurts you, its the person hurting you that causes the pain.  I recently rekindled an old flame who I thought felt the same about me.  After many e-mails and much anticipation, we spent a wonderful weekend together.  That quickly soured though when I found he had planned another rendezvous the following weekend in pursuit of someone else.  Love didn’t do that to me, he did.  But don’t worry, I believe in karma and feel people who are that inconsiderate will deservingly feel the heartache they caused others.  Keep believing in love, its out there and someday it will find you.
    Best of luck!

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