Love Hurts.


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

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I'm a stargazing,skywatching,storm loving, sungazing addict. Environmentalist, political blogger, professional photographer, writer, favourite quote is: "If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive". ~ Eleonora Duse ~ soul is definitely alive.
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  1. Jack says:

    ACkk! Woman I feel this. I don’t know what to say! So true and I agree if you don’t take a chance you do have regrets.. I agree, take a chance and what if it DOES work out. This is thought provoking Es-tee. We all need to take risks. Thank you for a great blog. Jack

  2. le Ousieau Bleu says:

    From CSNY Only Love can Break Your Heart.

  3. Chef Adrian says:

    Agreed Ousieau! my wife broke my heart..but it was worth it! Regrets are painful and if you don’t act on what you think might of been, you will NEVER know. Chef Adrian

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