There is, I think, a fear of love. There is a fear of love.
Some people think love is the end of the road, and if you're lucky enough to find it, you stay there. Other people say it just becomes a cliff you drive off, but most people who've been around awhile know it's just a thing that changes day by day, and depending on how much you fight for it, you get it, or you hold on to it, or you lose it, but sometimes it's not even there in the first place.
If you haven't read Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin, I have no idea why you're wasting your time reading this.