a collection of statements of the hearts
Out of the depths of a lonely heart come the words:
"What is it like to love and be loved in return?"
For you see, reader, this heart had never met a person who could show them what the feeling of love is that is often portrayed in many a story or film. So this heart shut themselves off completly and turned to stone, muttering all the while;
"Love, pah, such a joyful feeling in this world and it doesn't exist."
So, reader, the heart was lonely but loneliness was eating away at them so the lonely heart turned to stone- never to feel love, broken hearts or joy.