We asked everyone at BuzzFeed to give us their best artistic interpretation of a broken heart. These were some of the results:
1. A broken heart can feel like a giant ice machine in your chest.
2. A broken heart can cause you to go into lockdown mode while listening to angsty music.
3. A broken heart can feel like you’ve completely lost your head.
4. A broken heart will turn into stone to protect itself from the horrible disease known as “feelings.”
5. A broken heart is keeping your feelings all bottled up inside.
6. A broken heart is a sword stabbing you in the chest just before consuming booze and ice cream.
7. A broken heart is like Pandora’s Box; once it’s open, nothing but negativity spews out.
8. A broken heart can feel like listening to Beck.
9. A broken heart will make you scream at the universe. Literally.
11. A broken heart is your homeboy drifting away aimlessly into the ocean, waiting for sharks to devour it.
12. A broken heart can feel like a bunch of perfectly good lightbulbs going to waste.
13. A broken heart will make you feel empty.
14. A broken heart is a teenage girl anxious to go back in time.
15. A broken heart can feel like being in a dark room.
16. A broken heart can feel like someone ripping your heart out with their bare hands, earning a flawless victory along the way.
17. A broken heart will make you wanna dig yourself into an inescapable hole.
18. All it takes are three little characters to bring one person’s world to a screeching halt.
19. A broken heart can ruin your makeup.
20. A broken heart is like wandering around in purgatory.
21. A broken heart is watching your epic Lego creation collapse before your very eyes.
23. A broken heart is drinking a ton of bottled milk. Only instead of milk, it’s booze.
24. A broken heart is like getting your mind blown, BUT IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE.
25. A broken heart is taking the L train to the very last stop.
26. A broken heart is remembering a friend you’ve lost.
27. Ralphie’s expression says it all.
28. No explanation needed.
The best thing that can heal a broken heart is time.
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