Albert R. Rustebakke wrote: "I agree Paul, love can lead to sadness. If it's real love they're tied together."
Beautifully said, Albert :) especially the truth you express in your 2nd sentence.
Why are love (especially if it's 'real') and sadness tied together? for the very simple reason that having great love means great hurt when it's lost.
I have suffered heartbreak of the worst kind ~ of the 'i'm not sure i can survive this' variety..........but I will always, ALWAYS be more grateful for _having had_ that completely life-changing love and intimacy than I will ever regret it because of the extreme pain its absence causes.
But isn't that 'the' lesson of life? learning how to deal with loss. Accepting it and living on.......and continuining to love others.
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