There is so much I wish I could tell you; things I wish I had known.
Slow Down! You are in such a hurry to love and experience it. To taste the sweetness promised by the love of another. I want you to know that love isn't going anywhere. If you slow down now, you won't stumble or carry the lifetime of guilt you see in so many people. I know you've read the romance novels, spent days daydreaming of your own knight in shining armor but I want you to trust me when I say you are not ready. Love is the most complicated, mind numbing, exquisitely earth shaking emotion there is. What other emotion can kill you and give you life at the same time? It is complex and although your youth gives you the feeling of invincibility,you are yet young and fragile, trying to make out a path in this world; not quite sure where life is taking you. Love is not all about emotions, it is not a game you play and come out unscathed; it's as close as you may ever get to playing with fire.
I dont think you truly know how easy it is to bruise you or how far down you may fall? Boys live to play fast and reckless with everything they come in contact with and while their lips promise sweetness, their actions bring pain. Don't put your hearts into the hands of young boys or immature men,they barely know how to care for themselves let alone another; in the fast gambling of life and soul, there usually ends up one victim...you.
Love handled foolishly can leave you broken. So please my heart, slow down. Take this season to learn about yourself, to live life freely with abandon, to nurture and strengthen that spirit of yours. I promise,when you've grown and come to know who you are, love will be there waiting.
...Musings from atop the potter's wheels...