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#Musings: How to Avoid Catching Feelings Like a PRO

  “Love takes hostages.” - Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones I think about this phrase often. In fact, if you are familiar with Neil Gaiman, you’d think about what he has to say about love in this context a lot too. The whole paragraph that he spews about love is something that has been playing and re-playing in my mind quite often this past week.  “Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so

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