OPENING YOUR HEART TO LOVE IS RISKY BUSINESS
I’ve been listening to Melissa Etheridge pour her heart out a lot this week on how love can be very risky business. Nobody can belt it out better than she can, raw and seductive she draws you in. You feel every nuance of pain she is going through. Her lyrics “It’s been so long since I’ve touched”.. “It’s been so long since I’ve wanted“.. “then you made me laugh in my heart”..really gives you a heart spasm. Haven’t we all been there? Perhaps we are there right now, this moment.
Let’s face it, when it comes to love there is no safe investment. If we want to stay completely safe, the only way is to take your heart and put it into a vault. That means not one drop of love can be given to anything, anyone around you, not even a pet. It will become starved like your soul, wither and die. That will be the cost of not taking a chance and investing in love.
None of us want to get hurt, being on the receiving end of hearing “let’s just be friends, it‘ll be great”… facing death with your husband’s last days, or it’s too long distance this isn’t going to work…let’s face it, love hurts. It can wring your heart into twisted agony.
Human beings love to risk, they must risk… One is reminded of Eliot’s question in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”: Would it have been worth it, after all? I know from personal experience that regret is one of the saddest emotions you can feel. So I will say that yes it WAS worth it, after all!
Take a chance, take your heart out of the vault and dust it off!
copyright Es-tee Miller