I want to tell you something about people who have had their hearts broken.I don’t mean a teenage crush not working out; I mean a really, truly, thoroughly BROKEN heart. That isn’t always from a romance; in fact I think the worst ones usually aren’t.
Maybe the first man or woman they ever met broke their heart (a parent.)
Maybe a repressive, abusive religious upbringing did the damage.
Or maybe being an outcast for some reason beyond their control or understanding.
Maybe their heart was broken because their child was hurt badly . . . or worse.
Maybe they have experienced loss you can’t even imagine.
Real heartbreak comes from any number of sources. And it is amazing the degree to which people can heal and appear basically normal eventually. If you are one of these people, then you already know this. But for the rest of you, here is what I want you to know about these people:
They know things that you do not. Don’t judge how they see the world using a measure calibrated with how it looks through your eyes.