That Thing Inside a Chest
A heart can break so easily.
At least, I know it's true for me. For my heart.
Harsh words, or the absence of kind ones. Disrespect. Not being understood, or appreciated. Seeing others hurt. Losing a connection, or losing a loved one's life.
I feel things with such intensity. It can really be a pain in the --- sometimes, this emotional heft. Sometimes it pulls me so low. It keeps me thinking too long and too deep, and it can seem an impossible thing to pull up and out.
There is always a bright side, a good side, a better one. I have learned this lesson.
Because there is positive emotion to grasp hold of, even if it's just beyond immediate reach. Hope and peace. Love, if not just the promise of love.
There is good intention, and an Ultimate Plan.
There are kind words, and there is respect. There are people who understand. There are memories, and new decisions, and there's strength and purpose.
I have learned this lesson.
My heart always comes back around.