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  • 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.
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