Touch-Heart

This post is about 2 things that have touched my heart recently.

 

NUMBER ONE: I found this photo on Pinterest. I love this photo in so many different ways.

So first I ask you. What do you think of this photo? What comes to your mind first?

 

Koala’s are known to be aggressive creatures. So this photo makes it much more memorable. Not only is this Koala getting water its also holding the firefighter’s hand. This photo just hits my heart so many ways. It shows the love and potential we have between human and the animal kingdom. For me words cannot describe everything I see here.
This brings me to the title for my blog. Touch-Heart. It comes from a sign in ASL of something that gets to you emotionally. Here is a link to what it looks like. When I am overwhelmed by emotion or something I just can’t describe in words. This is the sign I go to. This photo is that sign for me.
I long for a time when moments like these are common.

 

NUMBER TWO: A co-worker of mine sent me this link to a podcast. When I am working, I like listening to music, not talking. But I thought I would give this one a try. I am glad I did. All 3 part of the blog made me think and learn something new.
My favourite part is the last section about the Toast and how a women with a mental illness changed her life. Mental illness is so prevalent today and it still has the stigma of something we should hide under the rug.
I know it can be hard to understand and know how to react. But even just trying to understand or show some empathy can make a world of difference.

Here is the podcast if you would like to listen to it.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/520/no-place-like-home

These two things have weighed on my mind the last few days. So I wanted to share it. There is more I wanted to say about these two subjects but that is all I can get out articulately.
I hope it has “Touch-Heart” for you too.

 

A Broken Heart

Grunge Heart

Have you ever felt  a broken heart before?
It is like this heavy, dulling pain
And it seems to hurt more and more

Sometimes this broken heart can take your breath away
And it seems to concentrate you mind on one thing 
The funny thing is, is that its you

You had captured my heart
But you never loved me that way
And that is what tore me a part.

I tried to stop it from happening
But my heart would not have it
You were the perfect one to make it sing

Finding out that you didn’t like me was the hardest
My heart just won’t accept it 
That I will no be able to have you, my dearest

And what adds to my broken heart and is sad
Is that I never told you, you knew knew
How much I loved you, and that hurts a tad

 

Above was taken from some poems that I wrote ages ago (2004). Time for them to be taken off paper.