You have won.
Theres more to pain than just a broken heart....
This is a loose translation of a famous line by the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, which has been a sort of guiding light to me in my dark hours. To look around is to find the sheer depth of human pain in all its forms, making you realise just how little your own loss is.
And yet at the bottom of it all, what is affected as a consequence IS the heart. Its bruised and broken and battered.
Jobs are lost and relationships get broken. People get into habits and relationships get broken. Health breaks down and relationships get broken. Ultimately no matter what the loss, there seems to be a loss of love and a broken heart and pain.
Where love should grow and nurture in sullen dark hours of need and difficulty, it seems to be abandoned and lost.
But still people soldier on...
But still people shoulder life...
And people love once again.
And hearts beat once again...
I salute all those people, you all taught me much....
Life rejected you
you have won.
My voluntary work brings these wonderful souls into my life and I feel truly blessed.