Do not talk to me of love, for I have loved more deeply than you can imagine. I have loved wholly, with everything I am, so that love is in my every thought and breath. Do not talk to me of loss, for at the heart of loss is having had at all. Do not look to me for hope, for in your eyes I find nothing but sorrow. Do not dream of fairy tales, for love is a gift granted to us but once, and the rarity and beauty of true love does not appear in everyman's lifetime. Count yourself blessed to have looked upon it and walked away unscathed.