Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Iron Heart

After yesterday's little jaunt with the devil, I better show my flipside. Really, I'm all about love. If you travel up to the garden and hang about the lilac tree, you'll catch a glimpse of this rusted heart hanging off a branch. It's got some peculiar angles jutting off in odd directions, a few sharp points and has the look and feel of  laced oxidized iron. Although the heart is but a symbol, this one shows the wear and tear that true loves often have to weather to survive. Time is a true measure in any relationship, and it serves well here. I have no idea where it came from. I spied it one afternoon many, many years ago while mowing the lawn. 
An iron heart seems quite an oxymoron that fits here.
It takes 'tough love' to another level.
Love is all you need.

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy, you must have someone to divide it with." 
Mark Twain

18 comments:

  1. It's a lovely sight hanging there.

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  2. You gotta have heart! Nice commentary, too! Keep on philosophizing.

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  3. Highly representative since the human heart often has sharp angles jutting off into different directions. Very symbolic in many areas. Tough love aint' bad!

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  4. Love the quote and the heart!

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  5. Yes, there's wear and tear over time. If one is lucky and puts in some effort it can be a happy path and the rust is more patina than decay.

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  6. You must love having this heart in the tree where you mow the lawn. It is always a symbol of a good life.

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  7. Seems like we all need iron hearts that need to be both tough and bendable these days. Looking forward to seeing our sister J. tomorrow.

    Lakeland Checks In

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  8. Home a where the heart is. I <3 this heart.

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  9. You have a post about love without an Elenka comment? Hmmm. Time to buy some flowers, man.

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  10. Nice analogy of the rusted heart to true love. Like the overall look of the heart on the tree branch -- barbara

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  11. lol at Jack's comment. Nice shot

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  12. The spare, hard iron heart makes a statement of itself. You may have seen the wrought iron bats on the fence around Stephen King's house up in Bangor. This is the flip side - or is it?

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  13. I haven't heard the referencee to those other kind of apples for years.

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  14. Intriguing juxtaposition, yes, the heart and the rusted metal. . . "The Iron Heart" = good story title?

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  15. Oh yes, so true, weathering the storms...

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