Heartbreak asks us not to look for an alternative path, because there is no alternative path. It is a deeper introduction to what we love and have loved, an inescapable and often beautiful question, something or someone who has been with us all along, asking us to be ready for the last letting go. 1
Storm: Photo © Martin Gleeson. Gough’s Bay, Victoria. January, 2012
Rest in peace my beloved companion.
‘HEARTBREAK’ In CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.© David Whyte and Many Rivers Press 2015. ↩