Broken relationship #7

I continue with another exhibit from Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, a truly remarkable place.  Each object was donated by someone involved in a “broken relationship” (mostly romances but some parent/child relationships), and the donor wrote an explanation of the circumstances.

Here’s a sad one—a hopeless love.

21 Comments

  1. David Coxill
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Nothing as sad as unrequired love .

    • Mark R.
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

      And it reminded Dr. Urbino of bitter almonds…

      Sorry couldn’t resist. 🙂

    • mfdempsey1946
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      Unrequired or unrequited?

      • David Coxill
        Posted October 31, 2018 at 8:45 am | Permalink

        Just my rather silly joke haha .

  2. Grania Spingies
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    As they say in the classics

    There is nothing to be gained by putting your life on hold waiting for something that may never happen.

    • phil brown
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

        Very apt, Phil. 😉

        No disrespect to Grania, her advice is very sound, and the most difficult thing in the world to do…

        cr

  3. ploubere
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Love can be a prison.

  4. Posted October 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    “All your dreams and your lovers won’t protect you
    They’re only passing through you in the end
    They’ll leave you stripped of all that they can get to
    And wait for you to come back again”
    -Neil Young

    (As usual with Neil, the lyric initially sounds like a cliche, until one day, with some prompting from circumstances, you notice a whole extra layer of meaning — it’s not “all your lovers” like in every other song, but “all your dreams” that do this to you as well.)

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
      Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need…

      cr

      • Liz
        Posted October 31, 2018 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

        “I say love, it is a flower, and you its only seed.”

        I could play that on the piano for a while. I’m out of practice now.

  5. yazikus
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Perfect… Except for the part where she broke two hearts. (I shouldn’t judge, but still!).

  6. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 30, 2018 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Damn, J. Geils Band was right. Love Stinks:

  7. Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    If only they had met each other first…

    The people you have that kind of instant connection with are so few and far between.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

      Timing is a bitch.

      cr

    • Rita
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

      +1

    • yazikus
      Posted October 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

      But would they have been the people they were to fall in love? Judgmental me thinks that the moment they realized they were truly falling – they had a responsibility to break it off with the husband/wife or choose to break it off with the each other. Keeping it a secret did none of them any favors.

      That said, we humans are odd creatures, and the power of love is strong.

  8. jhs
    Posted October 31, 2018 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Is it love or lust?

  9. Posted October 31, 2018 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Unrequited love–the only kind that ever lasts

    • Sastra
      Posted October 31, 2018 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Yes, the pronouncement that this woman is “perfect” sets off my cynicism alarm.

  10. Posted November 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I feel for the author’s wife. Reminds me of Bulgakov’s “Master and Margarita” about a pair in love while being married to others; the man cannot remember his wife’s name.


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