I am realizing something about myself. It's not new, but the way I understand it is.
What I know about myself is that I love fiercely.
For awhile I thought I should tone it down, not love so fiercely. Someone, me, was going to get hurt.
And recently, a deeper understanding of this fierce way I love has become mine. I do not need to tone down the way I love. I must simply be discerning about who I choose to love with this fierce love of mine.
This does not imply that I will now be treating love as a commodity. It does mean that trust must be built, must be earned, before the floodgates that hold back this fierce love can be opened.