I was naive to think that the heart wants to be cured.
Sometimes the heart enjoys wallowing in its own self-pity, curled up in a blanket replaying scenes from a happier time.
Other times the heart forgets it was broken in the first place and carries on living half-heartedly.
But this kind of amnesia of the heart is dangerous. It makes excuses for evenings spent on the couch, invites left unopened, and meals left uncooked, all in the name of comfort.
It’s comforting to do nothing in the dark, when the moon curls up, wrapped in the shroud of night.
But darkness is for sleeping, withdrawing and the closing of curtains. The heart mistakes this for comfort, because the light blinds us in the dark.
But the heart needs to wake up every morning to breathe in the freshness of the morning dew. That’s how it knows it’s still alive.
To wake up every morning to the rising sun is something I sorely miss.