on the risk of loving

“I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.”  ~Allen Ginsberg, Letter to Burroughs

Source: Gaia and You Are Remarkable. 

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~ by luna on February 26, 2009.

7 Responses to “on the risk of loving”

  1. And what a risk that is.

  2. Indeed a HUGE risk. So Allen Ginsberg wrote that???

  3. Wow. Lovely quote.

    I can only imagine what Burroughs wrote back. Yikes.

  4. This fits beautifully with my beliefs. So well said.

  5. Beautiful and so painfully true.

  6. Oh, but it’s that crippling hurt that is so scary. A beautiful quote.

  7. the corollary: when crippling hurt engulfs it takes a while to eek out the courage to love again…

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