1. laphamsquarterly:

Mmmm…liver-shaped love. 

The ♥ shape has represented a variety of things across different cultures over time, ranging from genitalia to cosmic wisdom; the heart, meanwhile, was an enigmatic organ for most of history, whose biological function was not understood until 1628; and the emotion of love, if associated with flesh instead of mind or spirit, was equally likely to be linked to the eyes, the head, or the liver as to the heart. 
From “A Heart-Shaped History,” or how the blood-pumping organ of life became a symbol of love, from Ian Gately at the LQ Roundtable Blog. 

    laphamsquarterly:

    Mmmm…liver-shaped love. 

    The ♥ shape has represented a variety of things across different cultures over time, ranging from genitalia to cosmic wisdom; the heart, meanwhile, was an enigmatic organ for most of history, whose biological function was not understood until 1628; and the emotion of love, if associated with flesh instead of mind or spirit, was equally likely to be linked to the eyes, the head, or the liver as to the heart. 

    From “A Heart-Shaped History,” or how the blood-pumping organ of life became a symbol of love, from Ian Gately at the LQ Roundtable Blog.