Friday, February 14, 2014

getting to the bottom of the heart

The heart. Next to maybe the Christian cross, or the peace symbol, it's the most recognized non-geometric symbol in the world. It's a symbol of love. And as Valentine's Day approaches, it becomes even more prominent. Long, long ago I saw a discussion about how an upside-down heart should become a symbol for spanking aficionados, much like the three tear-drop yin/yang looking symbol for bdsm. I searched, but couldn't find it on a probably long-since abandoned spanking message board.  The upside-down heart as a symbol of spanking sort of makes sense.
It sorta looks like it, and it's pink, or even red.  Confused? maybe this helps a bit...
Plus, well, there's this...
and these...


But it got me thinking about the origin of the heart symbol. I suppose it could be a stylized version of an actual human heart.  Very stylized, I guess.
I found a few discussions revolving around how the heart shape came to be, and possible theories on the inspiration for it. Maybe so.  But I'll leave you with my heart-felt inspiration:
Happy Valentine's day, y'all.