RECEIVED: Heart Matters from Cheryl Penn - South Africa Connection

You know it is going to be great when you see those fish stamps on the envelope in your mail box!

"Heart Matters" on the outer envelope...and a really-red envelope was in that envelope:

The threads...the ties that bind! ...binding....binding....building...building

Reverse side of "binding"...The Secret Heart! (Cheryl seems to be reading my very soul!)

Carefully, always carefully, opening the inner really-red envelope, the word: "breaking".

A breaking heart :-( Breaking the ties-that-bind? :-( Breaking into the secret heart? :-)

Within: there is a small booklet, stitched heart, and the illusion (photo) of a volume of pages! 

And the poem within:

"Circle of Seeing"'s an Open Book! Thank you soooooo much, Cheryl!

.I just LOVE it! A HEARTfelt Thanks!

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Comment by cheryl penn on May 25, 2011 at 9:05am
You brought this back to my attention :-) - Yes, Toxic Bachelors - its an altered book - STUFFED with meaning   :-) X
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 7:14pm

And the 'pages" are of a "Toxic Bachelors" altered book? Wow! Now we are talking "meaning' here, Cheryl.

Any more "clues" that we should know of????

Sewn " trying" to close the wounded heart...with "RED" threads, of course...

"Building"...and I originally read it quickly as "binding"??? I am a-Freud that is the case.;-0

Comment by cheryl penn on May 9, 2011 at 5:34pm
I saw that :-)- heat matters!!! - Then I also thought, yes it does, so it can stay ;-) - and DVS - thats not so oppositional is it? You both KNOW the movie? My, my - mind you, why am I surprised??? As a matter of interest - that book photo - an altered book - Toxic Bachelors - MAN! Whats going on with my choices, have to STOP being so unconscious!!! Its telling.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 3:38pm

Heat Matters...and Heart Matters....and a heated heart matters!

What a film: "The Secret Heart"! Classic!

...with Claudette Colbert and June Allyson! My, my, my!

And Walter Pideon, even some Robert Sterling...and Lionel Barrymore! Classic! 

Comment by cheryl penn on May 9, 2011 at 2:37pm
The Secret Heart - a movie made in 1946 ;-)
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 2:09pm

:-) It is good to have context...clues...some in-put from the artist, you know.

BUT, as Bruno would say:

no badges!

" I shout it from the highest hills...even told the golden daffodils..." lalala

Comment by cheryl penn on May 9, 2011 at 1:32pm

Thank you Kateriana :-) - getting into trouble all over the show in my search for meaning :-) - going to find myself in a lonely tree in an isolated landscape one of these days :-).

I have sent this envelope to a few IUOMA friends to return the secrets of the hidden heart to me for a book - Heat Matters. Of COURSE it MATTERS!!  I'm afraid DVS was right here ;-) - BUT you adding new meaning - thats a goodie for me today! Thank you for the blog X

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 1:21pm

:-) thank you, sir professor...perhaps there are several MEANINGS implied. After all, "meaning' can come from viewer's point-of-view (pun) !

Oh, and that song? Hee, heee...ya hafta know that sappy chick flick with Doris Day:"Calamity Jane"

(go to youtube for enlightenment?)

"Once I had a secret love, 

that lived within the heart of me,

but all to soon that secret love,

became impatient to me free...

at last my heart's an open door...

and my secret love's no secret any more"....sigh.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 9, 2011 at 1:06pm
Kat, that is such a perfect example of our personal meanings. I just assumed it meant: "My heart is no longer an open book." I'm not familiar with the song (and it's still early morning here - not completely awake). Hey, you recognized Matt Stolte's vispo was a cell phone. You must be right.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 12:58pm

OR...highlighted, and therefore RED?

"at last my heart's an open book...and my secret love's no secret, anymore..."(paraphrasing the song)



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