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Change of heart

July 15, 2010

I know people will laugh at my chain of thoughts.

I was reading a novel today and a weird thought entered my mind. The heroine of the novel has a heart transplant

And there started the churning of thought process in my mind

How do the people feel after their heart is transplanted or for that matter any other organ is replaced by the organ of somebody else?

In the case of a heart transplant—– the original, the old one who was beating inside the person’s body for so long just disappears from the body.

I wonder what happens to all those feelings, emotions, pains, traumas that the original heart had withstood.

With the change of heart (literally) will the feelings and emotions of the person also change?

Will his feelings, his emotions for someone whom he used to love before the transplant remains the same or change? Or his feeling of hate for someone will change into love now ?

What about all those feelings of jealousy, envy, happiness, anger, love, confidence, anxiety, stress? Will they change with the change of heart?

Will the person stop loving all those whom he used to love beforehand?

With the removal of the store house of the emotions the inmates of the storehouse will also find themselves displaced.

Same is the case when eyes are replaced.

The love which used to ooze out from the earlier eyes does it also disappear with the original holder of the feelings.

And the person who used to read the feelings in the eyes of the victim of the change what would he do now? He will have to start from scratch to decipher the language of the new eyes.

Very complicated?

But ever wondered what the person feels whose organs are transplanted.

We always appreciate the work done by the transplanting team, we congratulate the person who has had the replacement but do we ever think about his emotional turmoil, his hesitations to accept some foreign object?

To use something of others, to accept it as his own, love, cherish and take care of something which belonged to other requires guts, immense strength and will power.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2010 5:57 pm

    All the emotions are stored in brain and not in the heart.

    So there shouldn’t be any turmoil.

    • July 15, 2010 6:38 pm

      what about statements like ,” dil tut gaya”,” his heart rules”

      • July 17, 2010 9:22 am

        All thanks to Movies. 🙂 Don’t know the actually origin though.

  2. July 15, 2010 11:49 pm —- its ALL in the mind.

  3. Ashish permalink
    July 16, 2010 1:20 am

    Yeh Dil Maange More!!!!

  4. July 17, 2010 7:18 am

    Interesting thought! Since I have not undergone any kind of transplant, I can only guess.

    A new heart will not change the way you think or feel. Yes, you might feel like a different person for a few days as there is a renewed vigor. You will not be missing the old organ since that would have led you to your end!

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