Friday, September 9, 2011

Cliché of the Heart

I have a problem with my heart.  I mean my use of "heart" in my writing.  Too often, I am being reminded that the use of the heart is too sentimental.  I wish it weren't only a metaphor.

James Arthur recently reminded me (although he has a time or two before) that "The heart doesn't really have anything to do with emotion." I know, I know.  I'm going to replace it with some other organ or body part.  Eventually.  I'm thinking about it, at least.

A poignant poem about both hearts: "His Heart" by Caroline Knox.

How do you deal with clichés of the heart?


  1. But our heart chakra has everything to do with our feelings. :)

  2. I am going to have to research this a little more. Sounds interesting. Thanks for your comment and for following my blog, Karen. I always look forward to your posts!