So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it; it really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.