When you find it Alex..and I believe you will....you'll know it's there.
Maybe not right away, sometimes it just sneaks in.
Love is giving someone the power to destroy you and trusting them not to.I agree, being in love with someone does give them this power... that's why many of us put self protection walls up. However when we have those walls up we keep out the good as well as the bad. So once we allow ourselves to love we do trust them not to hurt us.. As the old saying goes, better to have loved and lost, then to never have loved at all.
I can't imagine never loving in my life.
When you find it, your heart and your memory will work together. You'll remember.