excess thinking, caution and restriction from feeling will waste opportunities of achievinga happy life. If Doyle was trying to emphasize the importance of anything it was time, when he said, “So much held in a heart in a lifetime. So much held in a heart in a day, an hour, a
Al-Khatib 4moment.” We must take advantage of this beautiful life we were given by living every moment. We mustn’t keep hindering ourselves with thinking and focus on feeling. Whether you use the time you have or not, every second, minute, hour and day will pass, and the time to leave the world will eventually come. Let it be a blue whale with heart chambers as large as a room or a hummingbird with a heart as small as a pencil eraser, this organ is represented as the unifying factor be-tween all organisms. This strong solidarity that unites us cannot leave this world un-scathed. The very presence of it leaves us vulnerable. We must learn to accept it and em-brace it no matter how much the vulnerability is heightened by life’s experiences. We are all bound to face perilous times, but life is too valuable for us to guard our true feelings and our heart. After all, it is what unites all of us and through anything, we can always find refuge in unity.
Al-Khatib 5Work citedDoyle, Brian. “Joyas Voladoras.”Ways of Reading, An Anthology for writers, Ed.10. Bartholomae, Petrosky, waite. Bedford/St. Martins. Press: NY/Boston. 2014. Print.146-151.