It’s actually not true that you can’t die of a broken heart. Depression, stress, substance abuse – all of these have very serious effects. The heart is powerful but also vulnerable. Ironically, the greater its capacity to feel love, the more potential for it to kill its host by poisoning the body as surely as hemlock. Love is a life and death matter.

— Asher's Maxim 310

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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