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He died...of a broken heart, a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined. Options
Daemon
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He died...of a broken heart, a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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Yes, I actually do think that people die because of broken hearts.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:54:16 AM

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but only dogs die of distemper. Sorry to lower tone - couldn't resist!

(and seals as well, apparently, I stand corrected)
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Daemon wrote:
<script>He died...of a broken heart, a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined. Henry Fielding (1707-1754)



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A broken heart is a distemper which kills many more than is
generally imagined, and would have a fair title to a place in
the bills of mortality, did it not differ in one instance from all
other diseases, namely, that no physicians can cure it.
--Henry Fielding (1707—1754)
English novelist and dramatist.

Attributed in Maturin M. Ballou _Treasury of Thought_, p. 123 [10th ed. 1884].

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After reading about animals and distemper and the need to kill most of them. I'll take a broken heart or no involvement at all.Anxious Boo hoo!


peace out, >^,,^<





The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
sisikou
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I thought 3M is possible to "stick" the pieces of broken heart. Am I wrong?

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
thar
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I think doctors are finally realising that heart surgery and heart medicine is a lot easier than heart healing!
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Poets and song writers may feel vindicated to learn that Science has finally validated "Broken Heart syndrome:"

"In many legends and fictional tales, characters die after suffering a devastating loss. But even in reality people die from what appears to be a broken heart. Broken heart syndrome is commonly blamed for the death of a person whose spouse is already deceased, but the cause is not always so clear-cut. The condition can be triggered by sudden emotional stress caused by a traumatic breakup, the death of a loved one, or even the shock of a surprise party.[3] Broken Heart syndrome is clinically different from a heart attack because the patients have few risk factors for heart disease and were previously healthy prior to the heart muscles weakening. The recovery rates for those suffering from "broken heart syndrome" are faster than those who had heart attacks and complete recovery to the heart was achieved within two weeks .[4]
A study has shown that a broken heart hurts in the same way as intense physical twinge does. The research demonstrated that the same regions of the brain that become active in response to painful sensory experiences are activated during intense experiences of social rejection. "These results give new meaning to the idea that social rejection 'hurts'," said University of Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross, lead author of the article.[5]"
(See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_heart)

Science has yet to discover, however, a real "Man in the Moon," barring Neil Armstrong, et al.
AJC
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:55:51 AM

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thar wrote:
but only dogs die of distemper. Sorry to lower tone - couldn't resist!

(and seals as well, apparently, I stand corrected)



Cats too

Feed Your Head-Grace Slick
AJC
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:56:42 AM

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sisikou wrote:
I thought 3M is possible to "stick" the pieces of broken heart. Am I wrong?


Yes, Sadly, very wrong.

Feed Your Head-Grace Slick
oi
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 1:09:07 PM

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What a sissy! Silenced Anxious

Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
Jai Majala
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oi wrote:
What a sissy! Silenced Anxious


What I find "discouraging" is your inability to understand and appreciate something as profound and insightful as what this man said.
oi
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 7:11:23 PM

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That is indeed sad. My sympathies.
ETA:I just realized it could be misinterpreted. I am not calling the author sissy. Just the person who would die of heartbreak. When I am being flippant I like it to be accurately flippant.

Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
excaelis
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Okay, thar, really curious about the ' seals ' correction...

@ sisikou : Krazy glue, maybe...

Sanity is not statistical
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:19:26 PM
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To sisikue:

Hi sisi. I was just wondering what is "3M".

Thanks,

Marissa
sisikou
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Marissa: 3M is a glue that I always use to heal my broken heart.





Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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Thank-you. Now I know.:) I will remember to use it in the future.

(You know your kitten's ear looks like it has been chewed to bits...so sorry.)
sisikou
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...It's chewed into pieces...seriously.



Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
floyd
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:55:07 PM
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On today's quote and comments: Maybe we're suffering from jet-lag -- or maybe just not fielding will.



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
jcbarros
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A heart transplant could be necessary.
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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To sisi: I didn't tell you how much I liked and appreciated your pictures....

Here is something from me to you--and to everyone whose heart is broken beyond repair.

Enya: Time Only http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlF8a4UtdXA&feature=player_detailpage
Hupomone
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:30:51 AM
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I think time is broken, too. It tends to repeat itself. As for broken hearts, you need to let the wound callous over. Either that or shock treatments.
kitten
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:44:56 PM

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Hupomone wrote:
I think time is broken, too. It tends to repeat itself. As for broken hearts, you need to let the wound callous over. Either that or shock treatments.



cal·lous (kls)
adj.
1. Having calluses; toughened: callous skin on the elbow.
2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling: a callous indifference to the suffering of others.
tr. & intr.v. cal·loused, cal·lous·ing, cal·lous·es
To make or become callous.



I would hope ones heart would mended but not become calloused. I say this only because it means to harden ones heart and to harden ones heart I would think be worse.


peace out, >^,,^<


The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 7:10:03 PM
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To Hupomone:

I have been wondering today about your post--the part about: "I think time is broken, too. It tends to repeat itself." I don't understand your meaning, and it has been troubling me. My interpretation of your statement may not be what you mean. I have never considered one's life being shattered in this way...or I should say in these words. This idea causes me think of one's life existing outside of time, or without time, or on the periphery of time, or in a place where time has stopped. It is like existing outside of life...something like that.
And, how do you mean "it tends to repeat it itself"? What part are you talking about that repeats itself?

Thank-you,

Marissa
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