Her fingers interlaced his hair like silk, a wet smile lit up the room with a brazen gloom.
I wrote a great many stories about heartbreaks – Like poverty, like fame, Why do some people experience it more than the others?
Today, I felt it again after a long, long time. However, it is different this time round. Perhaps, like a fresh wound, the acerbic tones pierce you like it’s the first time all over again.
Today years old me, know that love and emotions are all processed in the brain. Not the heart. Hence, imagine the shock I received when my heart started writhing in pain.
Is that a placebo effect? Surely I have outgrown that.
It felt like I was a gigantic cell, and there was an incoming viral attack on my mitochondria, slowly spreading outwards, lengthwise, eating everything along the way. I seem to gradually diminish, my defenses are worn down. Pain exacerbated. Like as if my heart has gone into shock.
The attack spread outwards, down the span of my arms. The burst so explosive the hairs on my body sprang up in fear.
It was irrevocable. I couldn’t grasp at the pain nor could I make it stop. The exultant invasion clouded my vision. It has consumed so much of me that I felt light. I was floating away into a void. I was no longer whole. I have drowned in the anguish, and asphyxiated – All this time despite I am still very much alive.
Then, it dawned onto me. I figured that my brain was unable to process that much pain that it had to come up with a directive. It had to direct all that pain somewhere else in order to still function. To remain sane.
Because you can’t die from a heartbreak. But it kills you anyway.
Memories are like a slideshow of emotions. A Pandora box, leering at the love that remains.