9 December 2002
Heartstrings: Tug here
Once again, Lileks captures the human condition in a paragraph or three:
There's only so much room in a human heart, Tramp says. A baby moves in, the dog moves out.
Later that night, sitting at the kitchen table, hearing the dog sigh for no reason you can think of, you know Tramp was wrong. There's endless room in a human heart. Build three rooms or three million, and they'll have the same tenants: Love. Fear. And Hope.
And isn't it odd how two of those tenants always end up sharing a room.
No wonder hearts are so damnably breakable.