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  • What do you say to the woman who broke your heart?
    The one who promised moon and stars, then whisked their light away just as you started to believe her?

    You tell her the truth:
    You tell her of the pain, and of the bewilderment, and of the days spent recovering.
    You tell her of the gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes.
    You tell her of the islands of acceptance that slowly grow.
    You tell her of the surprise you felt when you finally realized: It happened the only way it could have. All is well.
    You tell her of the ensuing calm.
    You tell her of the way you hold the memories, cherish them, without larger meaning, without fantasy.

    You tell her everything, as it turns out.
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