Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 things to do while your heart breaks, for "To Do List"

Here is a list that I made for one of my favorite blogs "To Do List" I am not exactly sure why I wrote it except that it caught my fancy and we have all been there.

10 things to do while your heart breaks

1) Sweep the floor for falling glass shards; swish, swish swish and watch your toes.
2) cry big splashy tears on la luna while you wrap your arms around the light. You will need all the help you can get.
3) write a haiku to Ono no Komachi and mail it to her, stamped with despair and enclosed with sorrow. Go ahead; indulge yourself. You can only write one.
4) Sing your teeth into the bitter red fruit! Go ahead relish it. You bought it.
5) Listen to a Celtic lullaby; no one does sad like the Irish.
6) Deny your feelings. Deny, Decry, Decoy.
7) The decoy= Chocolat! Go ahead and eat the whole box.
8) Dance naked under moonlight because you are still alive and get to.
9) Don't allow restraint to interfere with future pursuits; the risk is worth it.
10) Write about it and remember that no artist tolerates reality.
11) Forgot this one but it's cruicial; pursue retail therapy.


Beatrice V said...

Hello Princess this a fabulous list, worth having a broken heart for!
Though there is no broken glass to sweep at the moment, nor tears for la luna, I will still write the haiku to Ono no Komachi, and listen to a Celtic lullaby, and most of all I will dance naked under the moonlight, in the light of shimering snow crystals.
Lovely posting as always.

John Guzlowski said...

Hi Princess,

I didn't know how else to contact you. I hope you don't mind this.

Thank you for your comment on my language and loss piece. It means a lot to me to have people read and comment.

I thought you might like to see a longer version of that piece. I expanded it and it was published in vocabula review. You have to be a subscriber to read it but I would be happy to send you a word doc of the piece. Just send me your email. I'm at jzguzlowski(at)

goatman said...

Let us hope that you never have to use this list--to be sad; but number 10 is an item that should be on any list!

Cergie said...

Each of us has a different list. When I'm not fine, I read haikus, or sentences, that has a good effect on me. It changes my mind on my life

primoeza said...

I like this list a lot. You have nice way of using words :)