Pause Button

Why do break ups cause an internal pain, from which no being born, separated by placenta, can escape? Even the word “break”, a verb meaning to separate into pieces by shock or blow or strain, to interrupt, gives clear indication, this cannot feel good. Break can be a noun, meaning a pause in work or activity.
We have pressed the pause button, permanently. Perhaps, my soul can live better with that definition, we are merely on pause, that way, I can trick my mind and heart into believing this can be resumed one day. Let us claim the noun, let us not be the verb, let us not be broken…how does one live broken? Lord Byron wrote:
“The heart will break, but broken live on. ” is this to give comfort to those who grapple their chests and heave with such strength in pain that this is not terminal? 


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