A Word From The Heart

 When journalist, Bill O’Reilly, was let go from the Fox Network after twenty-one years on the air, his comment was, “I’m disheartened.”

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.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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12 Responses to A Word From The Heart

  1. It’s a powerful word, with the image of taking away one’s heart. A great word, although not one someone would want to experience much.

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  2. micklively says:

    It’s a good word. We could throw “dismayed”, “woebegone” and “crestfallen” in too. 😉


  3. Is there something in the air?
    Thank you for sharing the actual definition, and of course, it is right on point with what I’ve been trying to express, to basically anyone with ears, this weekend about a situation I’m having at work. I found a quote that resonates with this disheartened feeling. “Never push a loyal person to the point of not caring”. Loyalty comes in all shapes and sizes, and I think it’s related to disheartened. Probably a cousin. ❤

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I hope the feeling doesn’t hang around too long. Like that wise little orphan said, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

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  5. Although I love the word and get the connection, I can’t muster up too much sympathy for O’Reilly.


    • I think he will rise from the ashes. I have sympathy for him…they hunted for him and got-em. but he will come back stronger hopefully with some of that humility to smooth his rough spots.


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