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What kind of heart is this?


Has love (amor) been mischievous to you? Naughty, devilish? If asked, the word “love” and a “heart with horns” is not what I would call a good association of words. But that is the design of the cup. To each its own, I guess. Love can have many faces.


November 12, 2007 - Posted by | Art, culture, food, fun, humor, life, love, personal, writing | , , , , , , ,


  1. Love does have many faces but it’s up to you whether you are the good face or the bad one. Love can also be a blessing or a curse, as many say.

    Interesting image!

    Comment by Bird in Love | November 12, 2007

  2. What can I say? I saw that cup design and found it strange unless it is done with a bit of humorous intent. Not my design!

    Comment by Yolanda | November 12, 2007

  3. A very interesting entry Yolanda, and I am glad you share this cup with us, although you don´t like it. First of all I like the drawing you did very much, it has some kind of genuine innocence which appeals to me and creates a wonderful contrast to the picture: the heart with the horns.
    I think I could write a whole book to answer your questions. But first of all I want to say that I find the idea of a heart with horns VERY funny!
    It might be interpreted in many different ways, I suppose…
    In the country I live a horn (in love) is related to be unfaithful to his partner, or to have been betrayed oneself…
    Then of course the horns of the devil.. well, isn´t a fact that love can be very devilish? At least in the way we can become blind out of love, and easily manipulated, etc.
    And how many people in the story of civilisation killed because of love?
    And and and…
    But to me, LOVE is just like MAGIC, it transforms me into the Queen of Paradise!!!

    Comment by Miki | November 12, 2007

  4. Yolanda, I just looked at your cup again, and I have a doubt suddenly:
    Are you sure these are horns and not wings?

    Comment by Miki | November 12, 2007

  5. Nice, Yolanda! Further to Miki’s comments…Michaelangelo’s statue of Moses depicts him with horns, as do several other works of art. It suggests Cuckoldry. In the best seller “The Rule of Four” it refers to the bible and a text by a first-century historian, Flavius Josephus, who intimated the Moses was a bit greedy and had two wives, Zipporah and Tharbis (I guess this is how the mormons get away with it!) So anyway, Im guessing if they’re horns, it means someones cheatin’ or getting cheated on…Either way, it may as well have wings on as well, because its a pretty flighty heart!

    Comment by kevmoore | November 12, 2007

  6. Paco would love this cup. I can just see him and some beautiful cow sipping their morning coffee out on the mist covered field of green.

    Comment by wrjones | November 12, 2007

  7. Bill, as I imagine this bovine beverage love-fest over this beautiful receptacle, the mist rolls off the green fields and covers my eyes, as a solitary tear makes its way, meandering down my ageing cheek.

    Comment by kevmoore | November 12, 2007

  8. Oh this place
    Where a cup
    And Sweetness
    This duality this artist invokes
    Leaves me longing
    Perhaps to drink from the cup
    To know it true essence
    But then to know
    Fills the voided question
    And I am sure
    I shall not drink now
    For tomorrow
    There will be more questions
    To nourish me

    Comment by michael pokocky | November 12, 2007

  9. Miki, I agee with you a 100% … Also, later I thought “horny heart”??? That is kind of devilish! In my country also the horns simbolize unfaithfulness and betrayed men/women are are “cornudos” but I did not think of that! You can say many things about love according to your own experience or that of others, it is something everyone experiences, misses or longs for ,or gives, or is graced with it. Too deep for me. I am glad you liked the cup drawing. I found it intriguing.

    Comment by Yolanda | November 12, 2007

  10. kev, I know about Michelangelo’s Moses and some say it symbolizes some kind of “enlightment” symbol after he came down from the mountain. Maybe those are rays of pure love represented as horns, which someone could have described as that on those times. Anything is possible. So, it seems fitting that a “cup of love” have horns..

    Comment by Yolanda | November 12, 2007

  11. Yolanda; Yes, the ambiguity of rays versus horns comes from their similarity in Hebrew;
    Karan, as opposed to Keren. Can you imagine, in those times, such a misunderstanding? No, darling, “I didnt run off with anybody, I got enlightened!” 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | November 12, 2007

  12. LOL!!! Great line.

    Comment by Yolanda | November 12, 2007

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