Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why does a Heart look like that?

"Do you know a heart has four rooms?"
"It does?"
"Yes. And blood goes from auricle to ventricle. But it doesn't go from right room to left room."
"Wow, I never knew that. Who told you?"
"Teacher! But you know something, teacher doesn't know anything."
"Because she showed us a heart, and it didn't even look like a heart."
"Maybe that is how a heart really looks."
"Then why does a heart has two round round on top and pokey-pokey at the bottom? Is that a different kind of heart?"

I shrugged. It is impossible to satisfy seven-year olds.

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I am also over at Burrowers, Books and Balderdash with a Topical Tuesday post on Valentine's Day.


Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - I just love children's perspectives! They can teach us so much about how to look at the world. This is just delightful :-).

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Pokey-pokey! That's my new phrase for the day!

Jen Chandler said...

Two round-round and a pokey-pokey! Best description of a heart I've ever heard!!

And it's a very valid question. Why DOES a heart look like that: <3 ?


Faith Pray said...

Now I'm wondering... why DOES a heart go round round pokey pokey? Great description!

Mary Vaughn said...

Love "pokey-pokey"!

To reason as a child is a blessing. Simple and pure.

GutsyWriter said...

That is such a cute comment. Must have been a shock to see a real heart.

dipali said...

Such a lovely description of a heart!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He got the facts right though.
And I forgot to tell you about an award, Rayna. Sorry!

slommler said...

I remember how shocked I was when I first saw the human heart!! Ha! I was sure someone made a mistake!
So I know how he felt!!

Ella said...

Nicely Done; Yes, that age does test one's patience. They are inquisitive and persistent, it doesn't end...

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! I remember wondering why the heart looked the way it did too! :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot- they do have a refreshing take on things, don't they?

@ Debra- I have been thinking that everytime I saw a heart since hearing it.

@ Jen - it is, isn't it? Priceless.
Mari says it has something to do with how the unmentionable part of the posterior looks.

@ Faith -according to Mari, it is a description of the posterior, or one part of it

@ Mary - lovely, isn't it?

@ Sonia - he's convinced that is not the real one!

@ Dipali- so apt, isn't it?

@ Alex - thank you for the award. I look forward to passing it on.

@ SueAnn - my kid would empathise, and you with him.

@ Ella- fascinating age, if you have the time to listen.

@ Jemi- most of us seem to have wondered. I wonder why we never thought to change it?


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