K recently introduced me to a beautiful group Mumford & Sons and listening to them today as I swept the kitchen floor I heard these lyrics:
Love, it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
[Help you] be more like the man you were made to be
And I wept. Because I thought a) isn't this the litmus test for love? Why do people claim to love others and then tie their wings and why do people whose wings are not fully clipped refuse to fly? And b) why is it that sometimes the best thing I can do for someone is not swoop in and beg them to let me save them but instead bite my tongue, listen, and promise to always be there?