Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

Some Thoughts about Hearts


A heart is an interesting thing. It can be hard as stone, cold as ice, fragile as glass, burning like an ember. It can be broken, stolen, lost, mislaid, and given. One thing that many people don’t realize is that a heart is not whole. It’s a half and it is always questing for its companion, whether its owner knows it or not.

This quest can lead to many misadventures, since everyone knows that hearts are nearsighted and so have a hard time telling each other apart. Sometimes, it isn’t until two hearts touch that they realize they are all wrong for each other. Others, a heart can be standing inches away from its match and miss it completely.

The worst scenario is when one heart finds its other half, but the half can’t see it. Then the heart aches terribly with a pain that knows no words. No matter who hard it may try, hearts can only see what they choose to, not what others tell them.

A philosophical soul once considered creating glasses for hearts to see each other as they really are. However, he became so caught up in his work that his own companion failed to catch his eye, though she stood faithfully by him for fifteen years. Needless to say, the glasses didn’t sell well.

So it seems that hearts are doomed to scurry about blindly hoping to find their other half. The pessimistic say it’s hopeless. Hearts should either give up the search, or settle down with a heart that is somewhat compatible. But there are a few who still believe that they will find their match. These hearts say the search makes the love worthwhile. After all, it would be all too easy to take love for granted if it were handed to you. What does your heart say, and will you listen?