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.
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.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:
at 12:10 AM