Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heartstrings

What are heartstrings really? And when something tugs at our heartstrings, where exactly is it tugging? I can never seem to find this elusive anatomical part.

6 comments:

Lynnie said...

I got your back on this one, they are called chordae tendineae. They are attached to the inside of the ventricles of the heart (the lower, bigger chambers) I'll let wikipedia do the talking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chordae_tendineae

Suffice it to say, when we learned about them in anatomy I thought, "Oh, so that's where that phrase comes from."

David Stoker said...

Who or what has been tugging at your heartstrings lately?

Heather Sanders said...

Well, you know, Dave... Pakistani earthquake victims, Congolese refugees, sudden deaths. Just life in general I suppose.

Brian and chelsea said...

you must be referring to the presidential election. so dramatic, I know....

micah e. said...

I don't like the word heartstrings. It's kinda got this fleshy feeling to it that makes me uncomfortable.

Other words I don't like:

Stakeholder
Networking
Coagulate
Excommunicate
Infarction

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

I think my heartstrings are in my throat, that's always where I feel the pull.