Hearts: In the style of Brian Doyle

One of the most unique fascinating interest captivating hearts is inside the Zebrafish. A zebrafish’s injured heart can regenerate itself. A zebrafish’s heart can withstand up to twenty percents worth of damage and heal wholly without any real long-term consequences. A heart that defies potential harm and its consequences.

A whale’s heart beats only six times a minute. A hummingbird’s heart beats ten times a second. A canary’s heart beats seventeen times a second. Each and every heart beats for the same purpose and with the same concentration, but every living creature has their own rate and chosen speed at which their heart is made to beat. Your heart is representative of your livelihood. A canary and a hummingbird although beautiful and fast creatures, are not made to withstand the years and livelihood that the blue whale’s heart allows it to.

A heart belonging to any creature has a huge responsibility and is incredibly important to the being it belongs to. In the same way that the heart keeps us alive, we can also be trapped within a state of torment from a damaged and maltreated heart. Some may wish that they have the same resilience that the zebrafish’s heart has. That their heart would completely heal and regenerate from any harm or bruising that may occur from life, and love, and loss. Not all hearts are as easily repairable as the zebrafish’s heart, not even the canary’s rapid heart beat or the blue whale whose heart may be large, and slowly paced, but can still be damaged just as quickly as one another.


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