Love is the knife you're learning to use.
At first you'll accidentally cut yourself,
What do you do when you cut yourself?
If untended, you'll continue to bleed.
You can either put down the knife
You can sew the cut together.
You're ready to put the knife down.
Maybe later you can pick up a different knife.
So you set the knife down, taking the time to heal.
You can apply bandaids and medicine.
It might bleed through the bandages,
But when that happens you can just apply more.
But it takes a long time to heal, there are so many bandages.
Maybe you're not ready to put the knife down.
You want to keep at it, get better at using it.
So you sew the wound, hoping it will mend.
It hurts, the needle through your skin.
You pull it together, trying not to leave a gap.
The goal is to make the tread work.
But the knife could get caught in the tread, and rip it to pieces.