This is the second in my series of finding meaning through art, words and images, things for all of us to contemplate and consider.
This image struck me immediately and brought a tear to my eyes. I can see it meaning different things to different people but for me, it represents years of my own broken heart, a heart broken by so many people and in so may ways that there were days I wished I could just tear into my chest, rip it out of me and throw it to the ground.
This image makes me feel sad. I can see myself looking down at my own heart and grieving for it, grieving for myself, grieving for the life I should have had. My heart had been broken so terribly, that for 6 years, I had turned off my emotions and wouldn’t let myself feel. I didn’t want my heart anymore; I didn’t want to feel; I didn’t want to hurt anymore. In those moments, the picture above was very much me. I am glad I got past that stage, although I will always remember that feeling.
What does this image mean to you?
If you are in this emotional state, please reach out to someone. There are people out there who understand and who want to listen. I am here if you need me. Or if you need to, please call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255. You just need to make it through this one moment…