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Page 13: Fragile Things

/ Tuesday, December 14, 2010 /
"There are so many fragile things, after all.
People break so easily,
And so do dreams and hearts"

Neil Gaiman said that. At introduction section in Fragile Things that makes my heart jumped a little when that verse read. And this thought came to me: your hope and dreams are things that make your heart break faster when you’re in love, beside its role as happy pill, of course. I'll give you an example. Once, my friend tweeted that he wish this person whom he had crush for, do bad things so he didn’t have to put a high expectations that they can actually be together. It really makes sense.  Let’s say, you like this guy, and he’s being nice to you. It’s really hard to think that he’s just being nice. Maybe that thought had crossed in your mind. But it wasn’t the only thing. Admit it. You’d wish he do that because he likes you.

The thing about dreams are, it makes you float – or fly, whatever suits you – while reality is the gravity that put you back to the ground. But the most irritating point, they don’t come together. Never. Dreams always come first. Take you to the sky. High. Fly. HIGH! And then reality comes: that you and that person can’t be together. Boom! You back to the ground. Fast and hard. Reality bites. And like Radiohead said, “gravity always wins”.

 And your heart breaks into pieces… Sometimes too tiny until you couldn’t find all of its parts. Even if you find them all, you’ll be frustrated try to put it back together. Plus heal it. Extra homework, dude… Extra.

But hey, don’t be sad. Gaiman also said that

“The peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they truly are.
Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime,
Seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way
Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.”

So it’s really okay to put hope on those beautiful creatures, as long as you know when to stop. Yeah, when it hurts too much…

[But...how much is too much?]


image: Fragile Things by Lacey Bryant


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