“the tears come streaming down your face
when you lose something you can’t replace
when you love someone but it goes to waste
could it be worse?“
– fix you by coldplay
i felt like crying tonight. i fell onto my knees and felt totally helpless.
i’m used to fixing things. a library book with a broken spine? nothing some cellophane tape in strategic areas can’t fix. a misunderstanding with your best friend? my specialty is in moderating discussions. a sticky situation with transport to church? it’s alright, i’ll do my best to rectify it…with some extra help of course.
but a broken heart that has wandered off to unfamiliar territory? a heart i care about deeply but is so lost that i am afraid i will lose forever? i feel so helpless and worried. it feels like my heart is broken too.
people call this empathy. i call it immeasurable grief. my toolbox is empty, i have nothing to mend with. Lord, this one’s Yours.