February 11, 2010
butterflies in stomach, heart, love, tradition
One would think that a weeks worth of snow days would permit me to keep up on blogging, but not so! Thus, here is yesterday’s post, today.
This is the Valentine’s Day edition:
I am wondering if there is a connection between the origins of the heart as the seat of love and the butterflies in the stomach/ funny feeling in the chest feeling that comes with nervousness, excitement, longing, general “lovey-dubby” feelings, ect.
I’ve read that in certain ancient cultures the heart was deemed the seat of knowledge. But why? And is that also connected to why the heart is associated with love? I also wonder if this is a learned association…would someone never exposed to the idea hold their hands crossed over their heart and say, “I love you” ?
What are you wondering about this week?
January 27, 2010
Here is the first edition of a weekly event. Wondering Wednesdays. Every Wednesday I will ask you, the reader, what you are wondering about and I shall share something I am wondering about this week. Sometimes there will be a long description sometimes just a statement, depending on my workload.
This week is especially busy so it’s gonna be short.
This week I’m wondering: What is the source of the burnt marshmallow smell behind the architecture building of my university? It’s probably not marshmallows, but it’s most certainly the burning of something carbonaceous and it almost certainly is coming from equipment associated with the building. They do a lot of building stuff there, maybe there are even art classes in the building. Is it burning paper perhaps? Cotton? Maybe it is a kiln? Maybe just the heater? I don’t know! Not the most profound object for wondering, I know.
What are you wondering about?