‘the Zeigarnik effect occurs when an activity that has been interrupted may be more readily recalled. It postulates that people remember unfinished or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.’
In the wake of an heartbreak, there are both tangible and intangible things that need to be dealt with. The unexpected interception leads to an accrual of emotions that can be transcribed into objects with an intention to view them as of less sentimental value and more as a form that existed before this time.
An exercise to separate the subsequent abject memories from the prior craft of articulating with honesty.