February 11, 2007

Close to my heart...

For many centuries across many cultures, the poets and scholars have always used Heart to symbolize love, emotions and for deep desire. Even in religion and spiritual things we hear people saying “pure / evil heart” etc. But the modern science so far has seen it only as an organ to pump blood. Recently I was following few of the mind shock documentaries in youtube. Last week I saw this amazing but highly controversial documentary on heart transplantation, which talks about people acquiring some unique memories and some passions, which were ‘close to the heart’ of donors. Hmmm! Interesting isn’t? So, what will happen to the person who receives my heart? May be he will end up being a talkative, crazy eater?

5 comments:

Algae girl said...

Hmmm interesting indeed, so there could be more to the whole 'follow your heart' thing.

My standard response to that has always been 'What? I'm a scientist!'

Yet it seems I may be wrong, but I shall remain sceptical... I am a scientist after all.

Uma said...

But..Sui..May be.. we scientist should start listening to our heart too! and not to just count on our brain...now...tell me..what does your heart say?

Sunitha said...

Hey uma, i have been reading your blog and i have found that you have become quite philisophical, what's up girl, loneliness, self realisation or what. Do come home, Uma, i am missing you so much after reading all your blog. Want to know what is the difference between us (girls)(friends in India)and those in France, how do you rate them, i am quite curious to know, perhaps it is the cultural difference, maybe we could share and learn something new !

Uma said...

I miss you a lot suni, specially after planning for trip and cancelling it makes me miss more! I miss the scooter raid and our chats and also weekend chats and chai with Neha. The things is I dont want to rate them..things are just different! I do have good 'girl friends' here! but sometimes, I feel the some sort of friction, which is very new for me in a 'girls' friendship!

Algae girl said...

Uma, my heart? You are just asking for trouble with this question. Half the time I feel like I'm two people, my head and my heart.

My head is my 'rational', ambitious scientist, the modern women half. My heart is my 'irrational', ancient 'gatherer-woman', the mothering half.

Of course they're in constant conflict, at the moment my head is winning, obviously. Just don't ask if this makes me happy, I don't know.