Change of heart
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.
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.