Breakin’ up is hard to do. Neil Sedaka said it in 1962 and again in 1975. Apparently it was so hard he went to #1 in the charts with two different arrangements in two different decades. Well, I certainly concur; whether its matters of the heart or a work situation, the change can be overwhelming. There are the usual feelings of sorrow, and that weird floaty sense of denial that you can’t believe this is really happening, like waiting for those tv dream sequence lines to appear to signal that, fewww, you will wake up from this. There is that awful physical pain that I would best describe as a cramping, squeezing feeling. Plus I really, really don’t like change though this is more like upheaval. I guess I thought that as I got older, these feelings would lesson with each passing year. Instead they have morphed into another beast all together. A stop me dead in my tracks, re-re-evaluation of my life and my life’s goals. Maybe it’s because I have less time to pick myself up and dust myself off, or my twenties provided so many other awesome distractions that I simply forgot to stew and wallow.
Okay, back to the pain thing. Who knew life would hurt so much? When I was a little girl and I would think of all the things I wanted to be when I grew up, I never thought about the caveats. I want to be a princess and find comfortable shoes to wear to the ball. I want to be an artist and find affordable health insurance! I want to be a teacher with a super de-dooper pension! I want to find my Prince Charming and should we ever break up not feel like I’ve been sucker punched in the stomach.
Enjoy these videos about breaking up!