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Heartache

December 28, 2010
At Eternity’s Gate or On the Threshold of Eternity

When you’re losing someone close, it can empty your heart.  I guess that’s where the expression heartache comes from.

It doesn’t stop there.  You know the feeling.  The one you get in the pit of your stomach.  That tightness radiates back into your thoughts; where sadness is born.

Sadness can linger like a bad cold.  It can leave you weepy, nose dripping, eyes wet and swollen.  It can leave you numb, unresponsive and distant.  Sadness subsides in most. Sadness comes more often during anniversaries and holidays.

It’s easy to recognize an empty heart.  Look for that far away expression.  The one that comes when you see  someone absentia.  They think they are alone or just don’t care about their surroundings.  It’s brought on by a sense of loss.  It can be an illness or irk.  Someone could cause you more pain than you can bear.  You can’t bear the loss.  Sometimes sadness follows anger and easily succumbs to a sense of loss.

Losing someone can take time or it can happen in a moment.  You can fall out of love.  You can disagree with someone and fail to find your way back.  You can lose someone you love or failed to love (enough).

You can watch someone struggle and slowly grow old.  You can listen to them labor to breath.

The most amazing thing about losing someone is dealing with an empty heart.  We don’t talk about it.  We don’t share it.  We prefer to suffer in silence. I guess it is human nature?  We don’t want anyone to know we hurt.

We know those who are feeling sorry for themselves.  You will hear all about all their aches and pains!

And we sure know how to celebrate when we are sad!  We even celebrate death.  It even has leaders called the “funeral party”.  We all get together and cry and hug.  Then we go eat and drink ourselves silly.

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