Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • My boyfriend broke the handle off my frozen-solid car door today. Yes, it was unintentional. Yes, he feels horrible. Yes, he's bending over backward to make up for it.

    It's nothing. Really.

    For we have broken each other's heart. Yes, it was unintentional. Yes, we felt horrible. Yes, we bent over backward to make up for it. More than once.

    And it's something. Really.

    That words can be taken back. That forgiveness can be offered. That love can sustain. That hearts can be mended. That things broken can be fixed.

    'Makes the whole relationship-thing feel huge and miraculous. 'Makes the whole car-door-thing feel small and insignificant.

    As it should be. Really.
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.