archival : love class, part 1 :
Love cannot be captured or tied to a wall.
Love only slips through the chains.
If love wills to take another course, it goes;
and all the prisons, guards, chains or obstructions in the world
aren't strong enough to detain it for a second.
If one human being ceases to will to grow in love with another,
the other may play several parts to hold him:
he may become a villain and threaten him;
he may become generous and offer him gifts;
he may become crafty and trick him into remaining,
or he may change his own "self" to meet the other's needs.
But whatever he does the other's love is gone
and he will receive, for all of his energies,
only an empty body, devoid of love.
So the prize for his efforts will be
to live out his life holding on desperately
and giving his love to a lifeless,
loveless human frame.
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