stony, aching love


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I gaze up at the sky, and realize my anger has shifted. I’m no longer numb. Instead, I’m filled with a stony, aching love for a young woman who once was, and should be, but now is not.

Quote Me by Lori Nelson Spielman

What does 'stony' in this context mean?
I don't really get it.

Please help. Thank you.
  • Chez

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    You need to use your imagination and decide what it means for you – it is imaginative writing.

    A stone is hard and heavy, so to me it seems that her love (and loss) are like a hard, painful lump inside her heart. But that's just what it makes me feel.
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