I think if heartbreak could speak then it would probably say something like: ‘Hey, I’m here. I’m always visiting someone, even if it isn’t you. I matter more than you think. You’re hoping I will leave sooner rather than later but I am valuable. I am necessary. I am proof that you risked losing it all. I am proof that you loved well. I am proof you were vulnerable. I am proof you tried.’
Hannah Brencher, Hey Monday
There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.
William S. Burroughs