Friday, April 22, 2011

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

Hearts get broken.
 And more often than not, more than once.

The first time, it splits in two, and though eventually you patch it, it is forever different.

You can bridge the wound 
covering it completely
 or just enough...
less stark 
less apparent

someone once told me the longer you live
the more heartbreak
you feel
you see
you know
but that the heart can mend

this little heart is made of torn bits of fabrics
a torn and twisted, raggedy strip of canvas
buttons torn from worn-out garments

and little gems from earrings taken apart;
earrings that were "orphaned" when a thief snatched handfuls from my jewellery box, leaving many without their partner.

a heart made of torn, tattered and orphaned pieces, patched together to become a thing of beauty...
and now on it's way to a wonderful, kooky nutcase whose own heart is breaking again.

I feel for you Shell...


Createology said...

Jillayne your pieced heart is so sweet and special. I am certain Shell will love it as it helps to mend her broken heart. Happy Easter my friend...

Laura said...

someone once told me the longer you live the more heartbreak you feel, you see, you know --------------> beautifully written, Mum.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jillayne:
What a wonderful gesture for our friend. I'm sure she'll love it, and all the thought and friendship behind it.

Happy Easter from our home to yours.
Donna, Kes and Fezzik I.

Becca said...

I just went over and read her sad story...I feel so sad for her. How wonderful you made that lovely heart for her. I hope this Easter brings her peace. You have a kind heart Jillayne. :-)

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Jillayne-
what can mend a broken heart? only time....but a beautiful and heartmade gift like yours will surely help ,-and make the reciever feel loved and apreciated.
You are such a dear soul, Jillayne, and the heart is gorgeus.
Big hug,Dorthe

dianehobbit said...

It is so true that your heart is never the same once it as been broken. Such a lovely gift for obviously a special friend. My daughter is leaving home this summer, I am joint to make her a heart to take with her.

Suztats said...

A caring heart....
Lovely, Jillayne.

MosaicMagpie said...

What a wonderful gift of the heart from the heart. You are such a caring person and I am glad to call you my friend.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I wish broken hearts mended as quickly. Some, sadly, never do. The bleeding stops but there are always scars. Perhaps to remind us of growth and to be thankful for the blessings we do have.
Lovely post, Jillayne!
Hugs and Happy Easter,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jillayne,

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift for dear Shell.
Love this post and words you have shared today and the sweet heart.

happy Easter

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Tears....tears...thank you so much. The hole in my heart is being stitched back together with the love of my friends. How grateful I am.
Love ya bunches.

Alisa said...

How precious, Jillayne, both you and the heart.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I am sure your beautiful mended heart will help to heal your friends heart Jillayne as will your thoughtfulness and caring. Happy Easter to you and yours, Deb

Marj Talbot said...

So sad - left a message for Shell.
It is possible to mend a broken heart - so well written.

Bead and Needle said...

What a beautiful little way to add to the mending on that broken heart of a friend! Love it!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Jillayne, This is not only a gorgeous heart but also a wonderful thing to do for Shell. I just went over to her blog and read her heart-breaking story about her sweet Sugie. I'm sure Shell will treasure your thoughtful gift forever.