I don’t think I can adequately describe the devastation that results when an individual wakes up one morning to discover the Tightly-Held Beliefs She Has Clung To About Herself, Life, Humanity, and The Universe have departed. Packed up their party in hushed tones while she slept, in search of newer, fresher hearts upon which to prey.
In response and in desperation, she cuts and bleeds on the shards left behind, secretly praying for their return to her.
I don’t believe Humans are meant to survive this, though the Truly Unlucky often do.
I am sorry for bleeding on you. Writing is my own form of “cutting:”
I hurt, I bleed, I feel better.