As a bit of a background, I'd like to start off by saying that this is my first stab at writing drama.
My question is this - is the usage
With a heavy heart and feet, he dragged himself to the nearest bar.
If not, what should the ideal substitution be? I feel as if writing 'heavy' twice in the same sentence would make it unnecessarily redundant.
Apparently, the use of 'heavy heart' has substantially declined after 1862. Also, the usage of 'heavy feet' is pretty minimal all the way from 1800 to 2000, with an exception in the early phase of the 1900s. Source - Google NGrams.
Should I be using the two phrases at all?
I could possibly substitute the entire sentence with something like
With heavy feet and a heart full of grief, he dragged himself to the nearest bar.
A bit of context - The man is rejected and humiliated by his childhood crush in front of the whole class. Naturally, he locates the nearest bar in the vicinity and drinks the night away.
A bit cliche, I know.
Thanks in advance!