It is no running joke. There are people who die of an aching, broken heart. And by that is not meant someone who has had one too many heart attacks. It is the heart of someone who has been let down or betrayed one too many times before. Because that person is all in, it is not a good idea to tell her that you love her when meantime you do not love her at all. And if she should ever find out. It is not a good idea to offer someone who is completely out of breath a cigarette.
Breathless. But that does not mean that he or she is on the verge of lung cancer. And what if he or she never smoked a day in his or her life before. And then died of lung cancer. These things happen. People die of pneumonia too. Perhaps more so today than at any time before. Perhaps too this is why heart and health conscious loved ones get so mad at you sometimes when they find out that you have been smoking again.
It is not even so much the behind that person’s back habit that killed the friendship. It is just a matter of just how serious the disease is. It is more so today than at any time before. You can almost be certain too that lung surgeons in Rock Hill are going to be operating on COVID-related conditions too. Just what is a COVID-related condition? This is a complex matter indeed, and it is so frightening at times. Just a slight cough here and there. Just a brief morning sniffle. Or night-time sneeze. And all hell seems to break loose.
There is no need to panic.