To heal a broken heart...

You sucked HOW MANY dicks?!
(Thank you, Kevin Smith) 

One of the worst things about breakups is the "freedom price", roughly defined as all the material possessions and goods that are in the hands of the ex; whether they are appropriating the goods, it's by consensual agreement, or -more often the case- you just don't want to deal with the pain/awkwardness/restraining order of having to see them again.

Ummm, yea, I think I left some stuff over at your place. No, just keep it or throw it away. Whatevs.

Well, there is a performance artist in NYC who takes care of that for you...The Death Bear. According to the Death Bear's website:
“We all have someone or something we would rather just forget. Things fall apart. Love hurts. Dreams die. But when you summon Death Bear to your door, you can rest assured that help has come.
“Death Bear will take things from you that trigger painful memories and stow them away in his cave where they will remain forever, allowing you to move on with your life. Give him an ex’s clothes, old photos, mementos, letters, etc. Death Bear is here to assist you in your time of tragedy, heartbreak and loss.”

Sure, it's a great idea, but ummm...
 Didn't you kill Mozart in that "Amadeus" movie?!

This really does strike me as an awesome idea. Most people don't thrive on confrontation, and certainly most people don't like the awkward and damned painful first encounter when a relationship ends. It's as though everything the past months or years have just slowly drained out from beneath you like quicksand. You need time to regain your footing, to take stock. And, if the Death Bear helps in the healing, bravo to him, and to those brave enough to soldier on.

Viva healing.

No, you can't put it back together again, but you can go on. Trust me.

To read more on the Death Bear, as well as the positive impact it has had on people's lives, check out this little nugget from MSNBC.


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