"Heartbreak is like living with a scarecrow that stands behind you for six to nine months, ensuring nobody else comes near."
"The mind of heartbreak is like a wild horse. You can't just jump on and except to ride. It will throw you again and again. So instead you hang around for a while until a sense of trust develops. Meditation teaches you how to do this, too."
"Sure, I'd loved, I'd lost, but what followed was either relief or regret or peace or sadness. Sadness feels like you've got wet leaves in your heart. Heartbreak is like having the Spartan's roll into town and set up base camp in your soul. Inevitably, when it did happen, when I felt my heart drawn of all light and replaced by a spoddy potato in the apex of my chest, I was hopelessly, pathetically ill prepared. "
"Heartbreak is like walking around with tiny shards of glass in your chest. You feel a crushing sense of sadness, and you are miserable. I suspect that most of us have had our hearts broken at least once, and it feels awful."
"Heartbreak is like a rose, Trapped in eternal winter. A sorrow of plain colors. Love is like a warm summer"
"The Code of Love: Heartbreak is like binary code--If you're not "the one", You feel like a zero "
"People say that heartbreak is like a scar on your heart, but this is more like a bruise."
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