When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word I shall gently let you go.
When you leave,
When you love someone you have chosen to relinquish a part of yourself in order to inherit a part of them, and what perpetuates that love is the feeling of confident appreciation for such a potentially debilitating trade. That’s why heartbreak feels like a sudden void.
But I will not repine. It cannot last long. He will be forgot, and we shall all be as we were before.
If I were standing right beside her, I probably would have heard her heart breaking. It would have sounded like the cracking of a wooden bat connecting with a baseball. No, that was too clean of a break. It would have sounded like rain from a powerful thunderstorm pounding on a tin roof. Millions of drops relentlessly pounding away on the surface until it shattered into billions of tiny pieces. Pieces Emily couldn’t put back together by herself.
Kara do you love Brad?’
All my heart.’
Then how can you let him leave next year?’
I guess love isn’t enough sometimes.
Come in! come in !’ he sobbed.
‘Cathy, do come. Oh do -once more! Oh! my heart’s darling! hear me this time – Catherine, at last!
You’ll be able to find the strength to love someone just that much again once you’ve recovered from the heartbreak
To him, freedom was greater than love.
She hated that.
Because she had always thought that love was freedom.
It was as if we’d known each other for a thousand years.
In some deep place in her heart, Caroline had kept alive the silly romantic notion that somehow David Henry had once known her as no one else ever could. But it was not true. He had never even glimpsed her.