The Heart Is Just An Organ

25 Feb

“So… from now on… when you think of me… just remember that I could’ve been the best thing you ever had.”

The human heart is a vital organ that keeps us alive. It pumps blood around our body and oxygenates our other organs, providing vital food for us to live our lives.

The heart can stop working; the blood can clot inside it and the organ itself can cease to function, causing us to slip away into whatever is next. But the heart cannot break. Scientifically. Not in the sense that something you love has gone, or something you needed has disappeared. It simply cannot happen.

So why does your brain lay so much emphasis on this feeling? Why do we feel so emotive over a relationship break up or a loss or anything that makes us feel like our heart is hurting? Is our brain a sucker for punishment, or is there a feeling that actually makes our heart ache, like our finger would hurt if it was hit by a nail? I don’t think the feeling we attribute to heart break, or in lesser case, heart ache is that at all, but the feeling of fear that we have misinterpreted. The thought of being on your own in the world and having to change your processes is a daunting one, however in love you are or aren’t. And the feeling of time wasting, that you have donated something to someone and they just haven’t needed or wanted it.

Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means heartbroken. But occurrences over the past few days have made me doubt my judgement, am I a good judge of character? Can I correctly identify when someone is happy, or notice when they are not? Does this make me a bad person? It’s just an empty feeling to know that there isn’t a person there who will always be pleased to see their call display flash with your name on it, whatever time of day or night, or to give you a hug and tell you you’re pretty and you make them happy when you have had a bad day.

Sometimes a girl just needs her daddy.

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7 Responses to “The Heart Is Just An Organ”

  1. Nathan Marcello Rotunda February 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    It is really tough not knowing exactly what other people are thinking. I guess that is why all small talk is the same. We talk about stuff like the weather because it is something we all have in common. We might not know what someone else is thinking but at least we know that it is nice when it is sunny outside. haha

  2. This Italian Family February 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    It is really so hard to judge character sometimes. I’m terrible about throwing myself head first into a friendship and then later realizing that I had picked the wrong type of person to invest myself into. I hear ya, chica.

  3. Nicole February 26, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I wouldn’t be worried about judging character. No two characters are the same after all! Remember, it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all!

  4. Seth@ChaosHQ's February 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Personally, I like to believe that the only man a girl can depend on, IS HER DADDY! And, I’m not just saying that because I have a 21+ year old spoil-rotten-to-the-core of a daughter either. OK. Yes I am.

    • Seth@ChaosHQ's February 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

      Our feelings are important because they help us to know ourselves, to be real, and to connect deeply with other people. The problem with denying, avoiding, and hiding one’s feelings is evident everywhere, from the boy who won’t let himself cry for fear of being called a “sissy”, so he punches someone instead, to the girl who’s afraid to express her anger clearly and directly for fear she’ll be seen as being “like a boy” so she instead gossips cruelly about her peers, or turns her anger on herself. Sometimes we need to step back from our feelings. Maybe they’re too difficult to feel right now, or too overwhelming.
      Never the less…. they make us appreciate the ‘good times’ more when we have to experience ‘the not so good times’. In some ways, they are our defense mechanisms to whatever curve balls that life decides to throw at us.

  5. jeaniel47 February 27, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    A hug from Daddy is the best – my daddy passed when I was only 25, so take and give those hugs whenever you can!!!

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