“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” – Tom Robbins

I was known for leaving in the middle of the night. It was never personal. It always had everything to do with me (no seriously). I left before I was disappointed or before attachment set in. I left in order to breathe myself back into wholeness because I hadn’t yet figured out the give and take. But I had loved, oh, had I loved, because that’s what made it so good. Sometimes they left, too – I filled their absence with something else and got used to it. I didn’t blame them for it, because I understood how genuine it could be, for a time.

I remain outlaw, to hold in highest regard and to follow by example the ultimate law. Love is both the law and the ultimate outlaw (which means, apparently, there’s not a whole lot wrong with being an outlaw, wouldn’t you think?)

Yes, I will love you for free. I will love you wildly and without limits. We will see if we can handle each other.

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