“Just before my 30th birthday my heart was broken into a million tiny pieces by a Frenchman.” Claire says. “But I didn’t just fall apart. I shattered like a Faberge egg being lobbed at a concrete wall by a ferocious catapult.
“Homeless, jobless and most certainly loveless I turned up at my dad’s house and moved myself in, uninvited, staying there for months, wandering around the house in a threadbare pair of red Adidas tracksuit bottoms and the unwashed t-shirt of my ex. I didn’t even wear underwear – who needs pants when you’ve lost the love of your life?”
“I thought ‘If you knew you were going to spend the rest of your life alone, you would never fall in love, never settle down, never have children, what would you want to do? What would make you happy? What would fill up your time, your heart, your soul for the rest of your days? Are you currently doing that thing?’”
“Love is a Thief is the end result of that process, not only of asking myself those questions but asking my grandmas, my aunties, my friends, cousins, men, women, those in love, out of love, getting over love, getting into love. Love is a Thief is a book about going out and getting back all the things that you stopped doing the day you fell in love.”
So how does love change us?
Love is a Thief by Claire Garber is available now on Amazon.