He hid his pain in the shadow of his heart. Invisible to the outside world, he could feel its relentless blackhole-like gravitational pull. But, his pain eventually became smaller. Almost not noticeable at first, but decidedly smaller. His suffering eroded his pain, turning it slowly into something with fewer sharp edges. He could feel how he was falling out of love with her. And this time, for the grace of God, his heart did not object.