Friday, 22 January 2010

hearts hearts hearts

In celebration of the symbol of the Heart, which we at Touches find comes into our look alot, we have created a special section that is dedicated to all things with hearts. It means that at a glance you can incorporate this classic symbol into your country style home, see how it's featured in everyday practical objects.

Perfect for your shabby chic bedroom or rustic country kitchen xxxxx
A Bit of Heart History
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love.

Many classical philosophers and scientists, including Aristotle, considered the heart the seat of thought, reason or emotion, often rejecting the value of the brain.
In European traditional art and folklore, the heart symbol is drawn in a stylized shape. This shape is typically colored red, suggesting both blood and, in many cultures, passion and strong emotion. The hearts have constituted, since the 15th century, one of the red suits in most playing card decks. The shape is particularly associated with romantic love; it is often seen on St. Valentine's Day cards, candy boxes, and similar popular culture artifacts as a symbol of romantic love.

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