The pain of a break up or loss is about so much. If you are the breakee, then it is
about wondering why you aren’t lovable, why you can’t keep a man or woman. If you
are the breaker, then it is about not wanting to hurt someone but needing to get out.
Those are just two things. But in either case, you will feel loss, you will feel something
missing, a hole in your whole.
The suggestion that you might get from well meaning friends ‘hey, look at all you
still have’ might seem like just so much torture, since at the time you don’t feel you
have anything at all. But in truth, in time, your spirit, in spite your hearts desire to
continue grieving, will look towards those remainders and will find in them your
strength and happiness for the days ahead. Cliche as it might be, it is how it really
This is for my friend, T.
The quote is a traditional Sufi Aphorism
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