The choice between true, wild, unbridled, passionate love and settling for a life with a financially stable partner with whom I love but am not "in love" with? Its a choice between flying or being tied to a 100lb weight for the rest of the days here on Earth.

I would see my children follow me in flight before I would lead them to look for gold rocks to tie themselves to, just so they can sail on someone else's boat, and always wonder about their own worth.

‎"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
--Barbara De Angelis