Heartbreak = Fertilizer

Trace in the Place

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I took a picture of this little excerpt out of “Call Me By Your Name” last year when I read it, and I found it today. I was really moved by this story because it was so emotionally intense and captures the overwhelming feeling of loving and losing completely. If you make it towards the end, you’ll arrive at this conversation between the main character Elio and his father, who says exactly what I think everyone needs to hear when they’re nursing a broken heart.

I really believe in feeling your feelings, not running from them, and not shaming yourself for having negative emotions. It can be incredibly painful, especially when you lose something or someone you love. It can seem like you’ll never feel better. But if you do not learn to tolerate and soothe your emotional storms, you end up losing the stuff that makes you a better…

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