It's in our vulnerability where we find new growth. It's not easy. It takes courage in knowing there's a risk to everything. With every smile, with every laugh, with every tear, we open ourselves up to hurt. More now than possibly ever, we're avoiding the closeness these risks bring... Pushing away those who get too close, ghosting those who stay around too long, breaking away from those who hold too tightly. - We don't want to admit how it hurts more to be all alone, yet, it's the acknowledgement which allows the cycle to begin again... Yes, it hurts to need, it hurts not to be a part of someone else, and that's okay. We may have scars on our heart forever, but the pain goes away as our wounds heal, making us stronger so we are able to take that risk once again... because there's something magical when a man and woman's bond transcends beyond a basic physical attraction. - It's conceived in your total surrender of all defense; it's in those butterfly inducing, soul igniting, tantalizingly intense feelings which a deeper connection is fused where you're satisfyingly rewarded with intimacy so deep, so close, so primally intertwined, it can't be determined where you begin and they end. That's the kind of passion which makes the world turn, the type of passion which truly makes love a risk worth taking.