Is It Depression Or Heartbreak?

Karina Pawlak
6 min readFeb 20, 2024
Heartbroken. 2024. Karina + StarryAI

I walk into an empty Subway shop. There is no one in the front. It is late at night. Wails and sniffles and high pitched speaking resonate from the back. It is definitely a woman’s voice. No one talks back. This is a sure sign someone is on the phone. I try to make out a word. I can’t. It sounds like Urdu. I don’t know Urdu.

I wait another few minutes. No one comes out. Some places have a bell you can ring…

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Karina Pawlak

Philosopher. Artist. Powerlifter. Author of Lifting Weights & Growing Organs. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1927023939