I always wonder what heart means.

 

Not this heart.

 

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But this heart.

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Anak sape ntah.

 

 

In English it translates to an organ; heart.

In Malay it translates to an organ as well; liver (hati).

 

Heck, heart and liver are two very different things.

 

For the ❤ to be the liver is absurd.

For the ❤ to be the heart is somewhat accceptable.

 

For isn’t the heart the body’s most important organ? So when people refer to <3, probably they mean it metaphorically.

 

And thus ❤ becomes the heart. Probably.

 

But I’m a med student. We tend to deal with facts; not possibilities.

And we know for the fact that the heart, no matter the function, is just an organ. I’ve never heard of a cardiac patient having feeling dysfunction T__T

 

So what is the <3?

 

I always thought it’s something to do with our soul. Well, I still think it’s that. But I can’t be so sure.

 

 

Then why do people refer so much to it, when they don’t even know for sure what it is?

 

And why do people, goddamnit, succumb to it so easily?

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