Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite – it means you feel it all more.
With your heart in fragments, every sensation is sharper, every emotion more acute. Your feelings are enhanced, like a blind man with an impeccable sense of smell, or a deaf woman whose eyes can perceive things a normal person would never recognize.
The brokenhearted are the best empaths of all.

For our part, when we feel, we
evaporate; ah, we breathe
ourselves out and away; with each new
heartfire
we give off a fainter scent. True,
someone may tell us:
you’re in my blood, this room, Spring
itself
is filled with you . . . To what end?
He can’t hold us,
we vanish within him and around him.

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