Matters of the Heart

Have you felt the pressure in your face as you gaze into your phone, into the world of questions and answers, into the world of searching and seeking. Can you feel your eyes glaze over or the bridge of your nose or forehead swell.

And then there are the rhythms of taps, and the feels from how you hold your device. Perhaps you squeeze your phone a little too tightly, and later wonder why your hand feels tense, tired or shaky.

All these feelings of pressure, either musculature, cardiac or lymphatic, can put undue pressure on the heart. It might feel strengthening and satisfying for a while, but not if it becomes a repetitive strain.

And when it comes to the heart, in terms of choice for our devices, are we really getting what we need.

Our tools feed our soul to do our work. Employment is paid, real work is its own reward, but not if our tools are breaking our hearts, and there is only so much kintsugi one’s heart can endure, before it crashes.

Glue cannot fix our hearts, but maybe we can use it to reshape our devices.

Further reading:

NataliaK (2015). Lymfa.

Donald Edmondson, Jonathan D. Newman, William Whang, and Karina W. Davidson (2013). Emotional triggers in myocardial infarction: do they matter? European Heart Journal (2013) 34, 300–306 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehs398