A broken heart in real life isn't half as dreadful as it is in books.
It's a good deal a bad tooth, though you won't think THAT a very romantic simile.
It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then,
but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it.
Our love was covered in fur yet I was the only one who wanted to pet it.