Here's a silhig and daspan. Sweep up the pieces of your broken heart. 

Come on, do it.

See, they're all over the floor--- little sharp pieces of love and memory and happiness denied. If you leave them lying there, they'd either break until they're gone or cut someone else who happens to pass by. So sweep them up. You can do it, even if you think you can't.

Someday, inday, you're going to find what you're looking for and what you deserve. Because that's all there is to it right? We're always looking for that one person who can light up our world and make us feel happiness; that someone we can call home. Maybe you  just looked in the wrong place. Or for the the wrong person, at the wrong time. Maybe your heart was too big  for their arms to hold and they ended up dropping and breaking it instead.

Maybe you forgot to look for love in yourself, too.

Pick up the pieces, carefully. Don't let someone else pick them up for you just yet. because it's too soon. I think when you've recently broken your heart it would be wise to take time for yourself. It could get lonely, I know, but this is just one of the things you'd have to do for yourself. You're a big girl now. You can do this on your own. So don't go looking for another person to pick it up for you just yet. Take time to know yourself again, because you've lost a bit of her along the way. Say hi to this girl, and take a good look at her, not through someone else's eyes, but through yours. You've been away from yourself long enough.

Take a breath. 

Now put those pieces away. It would take guts to do that, because the edges of these broken pieces are sharp, and they'd end up cutting you open every once in a while. It's gonna take a bit for the edges to soothe, and only time would tell. Let it settle. But don't throw those pieces of your heart. Despite all that we've learned in school, your heart is more resilient than it seems.

To the girl who broke her kasing-kasing: all this will pass. Wipe the tears from your eyes. Put your eyeliner and mascara back on. You'll be fine, you'll see. It's always easier said than done, but you're made of better stuff. Better than heartbreak, better than the gloomy weather, better than all of the tubs of ice cream you ate and episodes of FRIENDS you saw.

You're going to be fine.

Someday, you'll find another person who'd take those pieces out and put them back together with some tape and Elmer's Glue. Or better yet, you'd find the roll of tape and bottle of glue in your hands instead. Either way, you'll have learned. You loved, you broke your heart, you got better. You heart is more resilient than it seems. One day, you'll have fixed what was broken, and be ready for life to come at you again. :)


Kasing-kasing: the Visayan word for "heart"
silhig- broom
daspan- dustpan (duh)

That's three Bisaya words you've learned in this post. :)

Let me know what you think.

All the love, 

K x

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