Ramblings Of A Broken Heart

I read that every second 1.8 humans die
Turning to the plain clock hanging on a plain wall
I watched the seconds tick
With every tick I imagined a person dying
Somewhere, anywhere, someone, anyone
Tick 1 – someone dies in Asia
Tick 2 – someone dies in Africa
Tick 3 – someone dies in America
Tick 4 – someone dies in Europe
Tick 5 – someone dies close to me
5 seconds down, 5 humans down (at the very least)

And we are only talking about humans
Let us not get started on other life-forms
With every passing second we lose a human
A unique being like the one that never was and never will be
I always knew that death is commonplace
Yet this thought never bothered me before
60 seconds down, 100 humans down

Yet I am not affected by it
I look around and nobody seems to be mourning either
We are aware and yet oblivious
I am only affected by the death of those who are close to me
The ones I love and the ones I care about
Others seem to be following the same rule
They are only affected by the loss of their dear ones

That’s a weird rule
If people only mourn the death of their loved ones then the fewer people you love the less you will grieve
The corollary should be: People are hurt only by their loved ones
But that is not true
Those who we not love can wound our hearts too
So the logical corollary seems to be: We are hurt more by those who we love than by those we don’t
That sounds true to me
Does it hold good for you too?
I am more hurt by a lie I hear from a loved one than a lie I hear from someone else

So what’s the lesson in this? What’s the point of this? What do we learn from this?
It’s simple
Love is going to hurt
Love is going to make you cry
Through the actions of a loved one or because of their loss
Love will shatter you
Love is addictive and all addictions are harmful
It’s the drug that offers momentary pleasure
For a lasting scathe
Avoid it
Cut it out
Love nobody

6 thoughts on “Ramblings Of A Broken Heart

  1. Wow!
    Hold it!
    Love nobody? Then you will probably die before you actually die for real.

    It’s true life has it’s own package of trials and grief, but do not shut down your heart like that.
    Take a break, yes, but then, get back to living, be thankful for what you have, and try to make the most of it while it lasts.

    All the best.

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  2. As I’m reminded everytime a piece of my heart is carved out with the loss of someone I love….they joy and love they fill you with for whatever time you have them greatly outweighs the heartbreak and loss when they are gone.
    A lifetime of loneliness and misery, or pockets of grief and misery when the inevitable loss occurs? I’ll choose the pockets. 💞

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  3. Love endures. Don’t stop loving. We are even commanded by God to love one another. It’s easy to love some people and very hard to love others, but if God loves me, and you, then we can love others in spite of their thorns.
    The Prophet wrote best about it… But I am too old to remember the words exactly. But mostly, yes, it’s going to hurt, but it’s worth it.

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