The other day I was speaking with someone about their broken heart. The conversation came out of nowhere but when she started to speak, I felt my heart break as she told me what had happened. I’ve heard many stories like hers and certainly have experienced my own heartbreaks. Several in my lifetime, to be honest. Each time the song (written by the Bees Gees in the early 70’s) “How do you mend a broken heart” pops in my head, albeit the blues soul version by Al Green resonates more for me with its soul-full tone.
The broken heart
Our emotional heart breaks when trust has been broken. We’ve bonded, invested, expected and hoped with our trust and something shatters us, causing it to break.
Like the physical heart spurts blood when cut, so our broken heart bleeds in sadness.
I’ve always been struck by the bleeding heart…
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