That word has stayed with me since.
A verb that means, to lose faith and confidence. To be discouraged, dispirited and disappointed…demoralized, depressed and dismayed.
To dash one’s hopes.
It seemed to describe my own feelings of late since I too feel disheartened over quite a few things.
A word that says so much in three simple syllables.
Where would we be without expression? How could we cope without that communion of intimacy?
Whether it be slang, lingo or casual cant, words are our true representatives…our lawyers of language.
I liked that Bill O’Reilly used disheartened, since it came draped in humility, a trait not normally associated with him, proving hearts, across the board are affected the same despite their packaging.
To have one’s heart crash, crushed, squeezed till it aches, is a mighty powerful image to behold, doesn’t matter who you are.