A welcome home kiss, 1919 (source: Australian war memorial flickr)
[Love] is an emotion that scares us more than cruelty, more than violence, more than hatred. We allow ourselves to be foiled by the vagueness of the word. After all, love requires the utmost vulnerability. We equip someone with freshly sharpened knives; strip naked; then invite him to stand close. What could be scarier?
- A Natural History Of Love by Diane Ackerman
(via brain pickings