I started to think about what real love is. How do we love? How do we live the kind of love that challenges you, frightens you, excites you, enhances you, and makes you incredibly and uncomfortably vulnerable? This love will show you who you really are, and I now know the courage it takes to commit to it. Exposing yourself to another person who will hurt or disappoint you, while maintaining a deep love that cannot be shaken—this is a foreign concept to me. How can you continue to love someone who has hurt you so deeply? -- Saidah Arrika Ekulona