All Aboard the Meme Express – Tuesday, December 2, 2008
In the United States, December 2nd is “Have a Heart Day.” This altruistic holiday celebrates the first artificial human heart transplant, which occurred on December 2, 1982. Salt Lake City cardiologist William DeVries and his surgical team implanted the device into the chest of Barney Clark, a 61-year-old dentist from Seattle (pictured above). With his new heart, Barney Clark lived for 3 ½ months.
Today, the Meme Express prompt is simple: “have a heart.” Here are a few optional questions, to get you started.
Do you know anyone who has ever had a heart transplant?
Have you signed your driver’s license as an organ donor?
How is the heart a metaphor for life or love?
What does it mean to say someone has a big heart?
Why do we say a person is all heart?
In this holiday season, what gifts are most heartfelt?
Do you have a happy heart? Why or why not?
Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry. Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)
Need help making an active link?
See Super-Simple Linking.
Feel free to bookmark it for future reference!
Of course, if this prompt seems to stump you, feel free to peruse the archives of the Meme Express and publish a blog post on an earlier prompt.