Find what you love and don’t let it kill you.
Take the knife from its hand and slowly turn the blade toward the ground.
Tell it not to be afraid, that you are here and it is safe and you insist on peaceful coexistence.
Slowly cultivate a healthy intimacy.
Let it love you back.
Letting it kill you is the cop-out. Letting it kill you robs the world of both you and it.
Survive it for both of you.