Of all the utter balderdash
That ever has been spoken
Is that advice to close one's heart
So it will not be broken.
For not to love is not to live
(in my humble opinion)
Per'aps you might get hurt a bit
But you won't be Fear's minion
There. I've said it, and I meant it.
I'm the author of the literary novel Wobbly Barstool, a Victorian-era tale of friendship, love, and perseverance.