"and maybe, just maybe, her heart needed to be broken.
broken and shattered and stomped into pieces.
then she could finally look down at the pieces,
study each one and spend some time getting
to know the person she'd become.
and when she finally had all the pieces back together again,
a little crooked, a little jumbled but sealed firmly with love,
she'd realized she was more beautiful than ever.
because this time, she would love herself."