24.5.13

something that broke my heart

IMG_3190 We'd been walking up in the city that night, basking in the evening air that was almost summer. The cityscape soon melted into the section of town where the homeless congregate on the half-wooden-half-metal benches. It was the part of the city that made my stomach churn. There was always somebody with headphones stuck in their ears, singing at the top of their lungs. Or somebody walking the street, shouting at the world for all their troubles. Always a sad out of tune melody wafting into the cracks in the sidewalk. That day, there was a man and a woman standing on the sidewalk, talking. Homeless and broken. I watched him wrap his arms around her and say
"it's okay, it'll get better."

We walked past them with our expensive cameras and new shoes
I didn't even hear him. His words were repeated to me later.
But when I heard them, my heart slowly broke in two.

-M

18 comments:

  1. Oh man.. convicting, heartbreaking and REAL.

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  2. dude. there are no words. i'm like...

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  3. woah..woah.. I am literally speachless. this is just, wow.

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  4. heart breaking isnt it?? i see these people every day.

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  5. right about when you said 'cracks,' i thought about doctor who. and then when he hugged her i just.
    i don't think you understand how many fandom and real life feels i have right now.
    such an overload of emotions that brb sobbing okay bye thanks.

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  6. aw. this is so raw and true and heartbreaking. x

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  7. oh my, the words that describe my heart right now-convicted, breaking. feeling spoiled. there's so many hurting people in this world.

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  8. Man. convicting. and heartbreaking.

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  9. You really know how to write; I could visualize everything in my head perfectly. The descriptions, your word choice, everything goes well together. And the last part? Let's just say I am so thankful.

    Love,
    ~Jenny

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  10. WHOA... this is beautiful. :') I think I found your blog via something of Hannah Nicole's... I love it, girl. :D

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  11. beautiful & heartbreaking at the same time. <3

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  12. That's all over poignant and convicting. <3

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  13. and I always internally complain about not having the money to buy things I want.... oh man, am I selfish.

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