bleeding heart

My latest addition to the candle collection created a beautiful mess when the hot wax broke loose over the confines of the too-small glass container.

While the candle bled, I was having an informative discussion about CPR. Call me ignorant, but it came as a surprise for me to learn that the sole purpose of this physical intervention is to manually compress the chest to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart, ie. it does not contribute in any way to get the heart started again; for that, you need to administer an electric shock - defibrillation to get the organ pumping again.

The conversation then flowed on to what is needed to maintain a relationship with your chosen partner for the rest of your life to enact a happily ever after fairytale.

When one's heart starts to bleed (metaphorically), is it enough to just go through the motion of fulfilling your so-called obligations hoping that in time the heart will pick up its usual rhythm to re-synchronise with your partner? I was told that performing CPR probably gives you a window of a few minutes before you lose your patient completely if no advanced life support is introduced; how long do you think you can sustain the relationship for by giving it the CPR treatment?

So many fail to realise the importance of re-injecting that spark to stimulate your partner's heart into beating for you again. The heart of a relationship is governed by emotions that are so fragile they can get blown to smithereens by a mere word of inconsequence or so strong they can withstand the worst calamities imaginable. It could be timely now for you to get a defibrillator for your dying relationship.

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing." ~ Anaïs Nin

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