Inevitable, Terrible, Wonderful Heartbreak
Heartbreak is something we feel happens only when things have gone wrong: an
unrequited love, a shattered dream, a child lost before their time.
Heartbreak is to be avoided; something to guard against, a chasm to
watch for and then walk carefully around; the hope is to live without
it and to have as little as possi- ble, but all evidence is to the
contrary of these child-like hopes; heartbreak is as inescapable and
in- evitable as breathing, a part and parcel of every path, asking for
its due in every sincere course an individual takes.
It may be that there is no real life without the raw revelation of heartbreak; no
single path we can take within a life that will allow us to escape
without having that imaginative organ we call the heart broken by what
it holds and then has to let go.