Have you ever had a day when you can literally feel your heart bleeding…

bleeding hearts 2 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk…but you’re not sure why?

It could be from an old wound.
Or a new one.
Or a new layer of an old one.

Could be that time of the month.
Or that time of the year.
Or that time of life.

Maybe you’re sick.
Or tired?

Is it something you’re eating?
Or something you’re not?
Is it brain chemicals?
Or lack thereof?

Or some toxic mixture of it all?


Me too.


A wise person recently reminded me
that when something hurts,
the first important thing
is not to figure out why.

Or even to fix it.

The first important thing
is to soothe it.


by julie rybarczyk