Being emotionally involved with food, I started looking at the hearts and it got me thinking.
Can someone ever really die of a broken heart? My belief is yes, but in a different way than anyone else can ever think possible.
The thought was mostly spurred by a movie I was watching that afternoon.
In the old movie "Camille" Greta Garbo goes against society and begins a relationship.
When the relationship becomes too hard for her lover he calls it quits and she dies right when he returns.
It is probably one of the saddest death scenes in movie history.
Did her broken heart kill her? Maybe, but it started in her mind.
She wanted to die.
She felt that she had lost absolutely everything she had and that it was now time to give up and move on to another place.
It just goes to show how much emotions impact our realities.
If you think about one of the times you have felt the happiest in life, you'll realize that was when you felt the healthiest.
Showing the opposite example, if you think back to when you were having a bad time in life, you'll find that was the time that you were feeling the very unhealthy.
It's all connected and that's why I believe if someone has severe emotional trauma that it may lead to physical trauma.
So, yes someone can die of a broken heart, but we can prevent it too, by finding the good in a situation, being alive, and doing that which makes us happy.
To get some good whole-hearted positive emotions flowing, try this recipe (it'll do the trick): "Camille's Heart Cheese Scones"* Ingredients: ¼ tsp baking soda, 3 tbs fat free milk, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 oz cheddar cheese, 3 oz mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup vegetable oil, 1 tbs sugar, 1 tbs Splenda, 1 egg, ½ cup sour cream, 3 tsps baking powder, and 1 tsp salt.
1) Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees 2) In a bowl stir the flour, sugar, Splenda, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Stir in the cheeses.
In another bowl stir the egg, sour cream, oil, and milk.
Make a well in the center of the dry mix; stir in the egg mixture just until moistened.
3) Turn dough onto a floured surface.
Knead gently 10 to 12 times.
Pat into 1/3 inch thickness.
Cut with a floured heart-shaped cutter.
Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes (they should be golden brown).
Remove from pan to wire rack.
4) Enjoy with as much loved ones as you dare.
*Base of recipe form Taste of Home and I molded it from there.