February 14, 2016

100 Words -- The Heart Of The Matter

For centuries, philosophers believed that all creation was shaped by Nature under the guiding hand of the Divine. The design of things held clues to hidden connections. A plant that looked like an eye might treat diseases of the eye. We know better today, yet when I find a stone with a perfectly-shaped heart embedded in it, I pick it up. This idea of the heart as the center of romance is itself a holdover from ancient times. But even as my head says it’s just a stone, well, my heart says something different. I listen and pocket the stone.



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