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Stuffed heart 26 May 2006

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Stuffed heart
Originally uploaded by cuorhome.

A heart my Mom bought for me – no use, but beautiful!


Borsa 23 May 2006

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Originally uploaded by cuorhome.

Oggi Roberto non c’è, e ho preparato da sola la borsa per il corso preparto e la ‘merendina’ per l’ufficio… Spero di non essermi dimenticata niente!

Hearts squared 8 February 2006

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Hearts squared
Originally uploaded by Crazyquilter.

This is definitely the most beautiful composition I’ve seen recently with hearts! Very poetic!

Squidoo? 15 December 2005

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Originally uploaded by cuorhome.

Seth Godin says:

14. What’s Squidoo all about?

Squidoo lets anyone build a simple, free web page that points to
blogs, online stores, maps and other information on a single topic—any
topic. Each page can contain insight, bullet points, links, products
and pictures, and each page earns royalties for its creator or for


Helping feet 15 December 2005

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helping feet (DSC03137)
Originally uploaded by indieink.

Bring love, wherever you go.
Make love the only reason for every pace in your life.
Walk barefoot, and bareheart.
Be full of love, no matter what the others say…..

Display do celular 14 December 2005

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Display do celular
Originally uploaded by Marcos Fontes.

Sending lots of love….

Random Heart 1 December 2005

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Random Heart
Originally uploaded by Pandiyan.

One of most popular symbols across the world; referred to in many diverse cultures and countries; this shape stands for heart and connotes among other things love, compassion, soul, feelings, enlightenment and so on.

Looking at it closely, we realise that it does not look like a human heart at all. Actual heart has a far messier and more rounded appearance. One theory is that people of earlier times have seen cattle hearts more than human hearts and this shape is a little more like a cattle heart.

People like Aristotle trivialised brain and gave heart a more significant place in human anatomy. He extolled it as the seat of reason, thought and feelings. Buddhism talks heart not as a symbol of love but enlightenment. However, the credit for raising popularity of the shape in iconography and symbolism should go to Christianity and Europe.

The most interesting story of how heart symbolises love comes from Africa however. Ancient city of Cyrene in North Africa was one of the richest before the rise of Alexandria. Cyrene’s economy depended a lot on a plant called Silphium which was a herbal contraceptive and it refused to grow anywhere else. And its seeds were shaped like, yes, a heart. Hence the heart-love connection. Now the plant is thought to be extinct. For any further research, we have to go to Libya as the ancient city Cyrene is located there.

Two Halves 30 November 2005

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Originally uploaded by kasia_hc.

“i had never been able to make peace between the two halves of myself. all i had managed to do was suppress one half (for a while) at the expense of the other.”

erica jong “fear of flying”

Thorned heart……….. 25 November 2005

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Vicious heart………..
Originally uploaded by andi2.

Love can hurt, sometimes.

hearts 25 November 2005

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Originally uploaded by Lydia Pinkham.

There’s something weird about this picture – I like it though.