Thursday, February 14, 2008

The heart has its own reasons...

I lifted this from a calendar entry for Valentine's Day:
French philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-62) wrote ‘Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît pas’-which translates as ‘The heart has its reasons which the mind knows nothing of.’

I think it points to biochemistry beyond conscious awareness and control.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Here's another song to consider:

Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Johnny Mandel

Where do you start?
How do you separate the present from the past?
How do you deal with all the things you thought would last
That didn't last?
With bits of mem'ries scattered here and there,
I look around and don't know where to start.

Which books are yours?
Which tales and dreams [the original says "tapes and dreams", which you might like, Sandra, because you talk about "tapes" of people in your head.]
Belong to you and which are mine?
Our lives are tangled like the branches of a vine
That intertwine.
So many habits that we'll have to break,
and yesterdays we'll have to tear apart.

One day there'll be a song
Or something in the air again
To catch me by surprise and you'll be there again:
A moment in
What might have been.

Where do you start?
Do you allow yourself a little time to cry,
Or do you close your eyes and kiss it all good-bye?
I guess you try.
And though I don't know when and don't know where
I'll find myself in love again,
I promise there will always be
A little place noone can see,
A tiny part,
Deep in my heart,
That stays in love with you.