Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Word of the Week: Heartbreak

These few days, I've encountered the word 'heartbreak' if not 'heartbroken' a bit too often. I saw 'em on tv, in the papers, on the net..
I was watching 'Royal Pains' last night, and the episode touched on a new 'Japanese' medical term, 'tako-tsubo' which was some kind of situation, (if I'm not mistaken) whereby the heart feels squeezed very tightly that causes cardiac problems. Tako tsubo, translated in English, 'octopus trap', is exactly how the heart would look like during the attack. This is usually caused by stress, most of the time due to emotional depression. It is also known as the 'brokenheart' syndrome.
To me, this sounded pretty familiar, because I believe I have witnessed this situation before.. I think one of my friends might've had this before, because she was deeply emotional over a guy and she actually fainted one day.
Another friend might've experienced this as well. She'd call one night telling me that her chest is in pain after something went bad in her personal issues.
It's a mystery how we can feel the physical pain out of emotional distress. I guess that's why they call it 'heartbreak', kan? I've experienced this as well, but oh so many times before. It's like disappointment beyond repair. Felt as though the heart won't ever be able to be mended at all (more exaggeration, please!). I'd get these pain, then I'd throw up everytime after the episode. After that, half of my burden would disappear.

Heartbreak. Now we know there's not much of metaphore in that term.

Kiss kiss
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