Some weeks ago, I added a blog topic in my notes: Love & Loss. I’ve been staring at that topic ever since and didn’t know what to make of it. I knew its meaning was not to write about a love lost. It felt like the opposite. This week, I googled for Love & Loss and noticed this quote, which comes very close to what I was looking for as a meaning for the topic of Love & Loss:
“The risk of love is loss and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” Hilary Stanton Zunin
At times, I wonder why I still bother continuing my dating efforts. Until seeing that quote, I assumed it was about not losing hope. What’s left in life when you’ve lost hope? Nothing.
“Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.”
“‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.”
Perhaps, Love is a (natural) push-and-pull force (my blogs), similar to magnetism. That might be a reason why we cannot resist trying over and over again. The risk-reward balance (my blogs) must be skewed in favour of reward. Yes, love hurts but not trying again will hurt us more.
Love Hurts (1960) by Nazareth (1974)
Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds and marks
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