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  1. Say yes and yes and yes to love in spite of all the evidence against it
    The undoubted single absolute on this list. Some others open to interpretation
  2. Don't promise hope where there might not be hope
  3. Be volatile, explosive, expressive, full of harmonic surprises
  4. Don't be neutral
  5. Romance is a life and death proposition
    If you are so unfortunate as not to get this I'm truly sorry
  6. Don't step lightly in the world
  7. Don't be afraid of leaving a mark in wet concrete
  8. Don't sound like other people
  9. Compromises should never begin if communication fails
  10. Disappointment surely comes in spite of good intentions