Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
Love in all its forms can enliven our spirits and bring some much-needed dimension to life. Novelist Zora Neale Hurston wrote devastatingly of romantic love throughout her career, perhaps most famously in this quote. It sharply conjures the intensity of feelings, both of liberation and obligation, that love can cause. It also describes just how difficult it can be to crawl out, perhaps reluctantly, from emotional hiding and into a place of visibility and vulnerability. Even outside of romantic love, we can all benefit when we open ourselves up to connection with others, even if it feels difficult to do.[font:Comic Sans MS][/font]