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Hearts a Mess- T Shirt + Singlet [50% to Lifeline Aotearoa]


Hearts a Mess on a wonderfully fancy T Shirt created to help out Lifeline Aotearoa.

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  • Hearts a Mess- T Shirt + Singlet [50% to Lifeline Aotearoa]

    When I am in love, my hearts a mess. When I am heartbroken, my hearts a mess. When I am neither. . .  my heart is just fine.

    This shirt has a story behind it. It may be long, just bear with me it’s worth it.

    In 2011 I caught a bus to Auckland every day for work. I used to write random things in the condensation on the bus stop windows, because. . . I guess I am just that kind of girl. Off the top of my head I only recall “THIS IS YOUR HOME NOW” and “YOU DIDN’T NEED IT ANYWAY”  . . . things like that.

    Most mornings a boy wandered up to the bus stop after I got there, I never noticed him noticing my words, although he had eyes so I guess he did. We never spoke, I think he was pretty much there not too long before bus came so we didn’t get a chance to really say anything. We always smiled at each other.

    After a few weeks I turned up one morning and across the back of the bus stop was written “HEARTS A MESS”. I am only assuming he wrote it, through the process of logical thinking. There were still wet drip lines running from the words so I could tell it was fresh.

    I didn’t comment, probably smiled my usual morning smile at him, got on the bus and went to work.

    Over the next year or so it stuck with me, I have never told anyone about it until now. It became a standard phrase I used in my head and a nice story for me to remember. I liked it. I did look it up at one point and I think it is the title of a song, which I never listened to.

    About a year later my heart became a proper mess and I fell in love with someone. The bus stop boy was this someones friend so I got to know him a tiny bit and discovered he was pretty dam cool. I never asked him about the bus stop. I wish I did. Unfortunately a year after I properly met him, this sweet, caring, joker of a messed up kid took his own life at the age of 21 years 3 months 5 days. He has left a massive hole in the heart of many, and will be missed more than any words written anywhere could ever express.

    $20 (50%) from the sale of any of these shirts will be donated to

    Please, if  anything major is bugging you or you are feeling in a not so great place and you think you might want to talk to someone about it. Give Lifeline a call.

    Lifeline Aotearoa has 3 branches around the country, including a Support Office based in Auckland.

    Below are the contact details for each branch. If you would like to speak with a Lifeline Counsellor, please ring 0800 543 354.

    Branch      Office Phone  Email
     Auckland  (09) 909 8750
     Waikato  (07)838 0715
     Christchurch  (03) 366 6742

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    Available on SHADOW T SHIRT, MARLI T SHIRT, OR TULIP SINGLET. Shirt sizing information can be found here and images are in the product gallery.


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    Marli – Womens Cut, Shadow T Shirt, Tulip Singlet

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