Commonplace; Supermarket Flowers

Ed Sheeran. “Supermarket Flowers”

“A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved.”

Would you rather have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers” narrates the beautiful tragedy of mourning the death of one’s beloved grandmother. He does this by outlining the routine he had to perform after the woman died (such as fluffing pillows and emptying out the supermarket flowers) This proved to be a hard task, for an intense suffering followed the routine. Nevertheless, Sheeran accepts the tragic situation because, as the lyric suggests, “[a] heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved.” It hurts because the woman was amazing; the singer loved her so much, since his grandmother took on the shape of his mother in another body. In the end, Sheeran is at peace with her departure; the man understands that though she is not there, she is not gone. The feeling of pain that is indubitably accompanied with loving is something worth bearing for people like grandmothers in one’s life.

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