Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pep talk: If your heart be flyin'

Our hearts do not actually hold the shape of a heart. They don't actually fly away from us. They don't actually break into a million pieces after we've been broken. Beats might flutter, but the organ certainly doesn't. Then why do we feel things from the heart? Why has the heart shape become a symbol of love? Why not a star or a spleen or a hand? Okay, definitely not a spleen. And okay, I guess the blood pumps faster from, go figure, the heart, when our body reacts to certain surprising or exciting hiccups in the universe.

But alas, since when does it have to "break?" Since some throw-up-in-your-mouth-a-little-bit poet decided it should be so? Here's my proposal: stop saying the heart is breaking. Start saying the heart is still beating. If it's still flying, it's still beating.

I know. The ambiguity of this post is killing me, too, but the beat goes on. *laughs*

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. 
- Psalm 37:4