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The gift of love is not a simultaneous promise 
that an easier life will start coming your way. 

It is, in fact, the opposite:
the gift of love is, in many ways, not a gift at all,
but rather a privilege we protect, a treasure we must maintain,
a service to our soul we must pay for;
for over and over the bill comes due,
paid off through the surrender of personal pleasures 
which we previously treasured while we were all alone 
and loveless.

Posted on May 20, 2015 and filed under Assessments, Delusions, Perspective, States of Mind, Temperance & Patience.