”If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.” -C. Joybell C.
One would hopefully need not be considered any number of such unsavory things, but I whole heartedly agree that to offer an attitude of anything less would fall short of love as I desire it to be. “This is my spirit” resonates every time.
Lady Godiva by John Collier