Every human heart is like a volcano, full of darkness and mystery and heat and potential light and unbelievable energy.
When the volcano erupts, as happens when something prompts the heart to express itself, the mysteries are revealed.
This could be called "the histoire de coeur".
the human heart is unbelieveably beautiful and its potential for joy and delight, and goodness, is as yet unknown.
The opposite is also often the case.The histoire de coeur often involves unjust economics, or the mistreatment of some and the exploitation of the human heart and life, in order that others may make money or be better off financially.
It also may involve the destructoin of the human heart through rage or vengeance, as when an unhappy person vents his unhappiness on other hearts and squelches innate joy.
this is a sad consequence of human existence.
Heart of Darkness is a novel by Polish Author Joseph Conrad about atrocities occuring in an African diamond mine that was written long before "blood diamond."
The brilliance of jewels are found deep within the earth, buried under tons of rock and stone, having taken ages to achieve their brilliance and beauty which is revealed through great labor.
But perhaps the lesson of Heart of darkness is that this labor should be undertaken with calmness and gentleness rather than by force or exploitation or domination and greed.
The darkness in the businessman's heart made him unable to appreciate the beauty of the buried treasure and thought only of greed and domination.
Heart of darkness is also a movie about the Making of Apocalypse Now, and reveals some dark secrets about Coppolla including that his high pressure style caused actor Charlie Sheen to have a heart attack.
Again, the movie is a labor of love, and if the subject matter or the expense is causing too much angst, that should move the participants to a greater reverence for the HISTOIRE DE COEUR.
The profession of psychology often exploits the mysteries of the human heart for money, as the leopard so often saw.
Music, like friendship, is a much more economic form of therapy.
UNA VALANGA DI VITA
Long before come and get your love became the engelblau song, long before the Bensonhurst graduates tried to go get our love wiht the flaming speed of an internal combustion engine inside a bugatti, there was another song about going up the mountain for love.
It was called Funiculi Funicula, and is a good theme for Pier Giorgio Frassati, whose search for the fire of love drew him always VERSO L'ALTO, toward the heights, and stoked his spirit into an eternal flame.